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NYPD searching for man who said 'Kanye 2024' during antisemitic attack in Central Park

The man attacked a 63-year-old man in an assault in which he made antisemitic remarks.

New York City police are asking for tips after someone assaulted a 63-year-old man in Central Park last week.

At about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man hit the 63-year-old victim in the back of the head after having made antisemitic remarks, police said. He also said "Kanye 2024" in addition to the anti-Jewish sentiment, police confirmed Sunday.

Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, has recently made a string of public comments amplifying antisemitic stereotypes and conspiracy theories. He praised Adolf Hitler during a podcast livestream with Infowars' Alex Jones this month.

Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with an anti-Semitic attack in Central Park in New York.
Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with an antisemitic attack in Central Park in New York.NYPD

The attacker fled on a bike on 72nd Street and was tracked as far south as Washington Square Park, police said. The assault occurred at the intersection of East Drive and Terrace Drive, a short walk east of the Bethesda Terrace in Central Park.

The 63-year-old victim, whom police did not publicly identify, chipped a tooth and broke his hand after he fell to the ground.

Police described the attacker as a man of medium build, in his 40s, with a light complexion. He wore beige pants and a brown jacket, and his bike was hauling items in a trailer that included a sign that said "Hungry Disabled."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477.