The NYPD is looking into a possible hate crime in Crown Heights.
A group of young men assaulted a boy walking home from synagogue.
A group of teens walked up to a boy and two of them suddenly struck him. The boy fell to the ground and against a gate, forcing it open.
A young man saw the boy on the ground, reached over, and helped him to his feet.
Police said the boy was wearing traditional clothing, and a skull cap — a yarmulke. He was not seriously injured.
The NYPD is investigating the assault as a possible hate crime.