A 15-year-old teenager who attacked an Israeli Orthodox Jew at a Subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been arrested in New York, according to a report by JTA. He is one of three assailants suspected of beating the Jewish man with his own umbrella and calling him a "dirty bloody Jew."
The victim, identified as Rabbi Haim, is an Israeli citizen who was in New York for treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma.
"Maybe those people think the cancer I have, it's not enough," Rabbi Haim told CBS 2 news.
Rabbi Haim was beaten with his own umbrella after he discovered the three suspects attempting to take his wallet out of his pocket at the Marcy Avenue station in Williamsburg, a neighborhood that has a large Hasidic community.
The perpetrators called him a "dirty bloody Jew" and a "f---ing Jew" during the attack, according to the New York Daily News.
A bystander who tried to help Rabbi Haim was also attacked. The attackers then fled on a Manhattan-bound train, according to the New York Daily News.
The New York Police Department's Hate Crimes Unit is investigating the incident.