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NY: Orthodox Jew assaulted as part of game
Believed to be attacked as part of social-media-driven game called 'knockout,' in which participants sucker punch passers-by with goal of knocking them unconscious, Brooklyn Jew sustains light injuries. NYPD launches investigation
Shmuel Perl, 24, an orthodox Jew leaving in Brooklyn, was walking home from work on Friday when a group of men assaulted him on the street, the New York Post reported Friday.

 

Perl sustained light injuries and alerted authorities, which later located the perpetrators and detained them for questioning.

 

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“I was walking home on the way back from my job," Perl said in a video interview obtained by The Post. "I came across a group of people who were walking towards me, and I was able to hear them speaking loudly about this knockout game.”

 

  

His attack is believed to be part of social-media-driven game called "knockout," in which participants sucker punch passers-by with the goal of knocking them unconscious, according to the Post. 

 

According the New York Post, the NYPD is investigating eight other recent attacks against Jewish people to determine whether they were also part of the trend.

 

 

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