(FOX5NY) -- NEW YORK -- The NYPD was investigating a violent hate crime attack against an Orthodox Jewish rabbi in Brooklyn.
The 63-year-old, identified as Rabbi Avraham Gopin, was assaulted in Rochester Park in Crown Heights at about 7:40 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
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Police say a man threw a rock at the rabbi. The victim began to argue with the suspect, who began to punch him in the face.