BROOKLYN — A teenage boy was punched in the face by a cyclist making anti-Semitic comments in Williamsburg, police said.
The 14-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was standing at Lee Avenue and Heyward Street when a cyclist heading north on Lee hit the left side of his face with his hand about 8 p.m. Thursday, police said.
The cyclist rode off and the boy was treated for a minor cut to his left temple, an NYPD spokesman said.
The NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force was investigating it as a possible bias attack, a police spokesman said.
The United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn put up $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.
"No child should live in fear and no community can tolerate these attacks," said UJO's Rabbi David Niederman.
Investigators released surveillance photos of the cyclist who appeared to be wearing a yellow shirt and a blue helmet.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).