VICIOUS ASSAULT: Special Needs “HASC” Resident Beaten In Flatbush


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A “special needs” young man in Flatbush was viciously assaulted in an unprovoked attack, Wednesday afternoon.

Sources tell YWN that the 20-year-old victim had just walked out of a HASC Home on Webster Avenue near East 8th Street, when an individual approached him and assaulted him. He was punched multiple times, and had a rock smashed into his head. No words were exchanged prior to the attack.

EMS rushed the victim to Maimonides Hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.

Flatbush Shomrim responded and assisted the NYPD in canvassing the area for the suspect, who is reportedly a white male wearing a “bandanna” mask on his face. Shomrim has been going to neighbors and looking for security camera footage.

The NYPD is on the scene and Detectives are investigating the incident.

If you have any information which can assist in apprehending this suspect, or have any access to camera footage, please call the Flatbush Shormim 24 Hour Emergency Hotline at 718-338-9797.


(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. He was punched multiple times, and had a rock smashed into his head. As soon as this wicked savage is caught, he must be punched multiple time non-stop, and then smashed with rocks until he succumbs to מיתת סקילה all of this “No Questions Asked”.

  2. The neighborhood has many different ethnic types. we always must consider whether this attack was an assault that was a bias attack. It sounds like attempted murder once they used a rock.

  3. May I suggest that the reporters on TYW receive sensitivity and protocol training before being allowed to report anything from this point on? This is one of the individuals that I work with. How DARE you not contact HASC CENTER or the parent before posting this “news” all over the place. This is the most unacceptable way for a parent to find out that something happened to his/her child. The only acceptable practice is to contact the appropriate individuals, families, or any connected parties/agencies before moving forward with the story. A while back, my friends’ house burned down. Rather than having received a phone call from a friend who could break the news properly, their first knowledge of the tragedy was via seeing it-complete with video-on TYW. Seriously? That is horrific.
    I understand that you share a plethora of important information, but for G-d’s sake, do it responsibly or shut down altogether.

  4. > Twalk317

    Contact which parent? I see nothing here giving any identity of the individual. And the report is necessary in order to help capture the perpetrator.

  5. georgeg,

    At the time of the incident, the authorities did not know the victim’s identity, however TYW obviously were given information – group home on Webster Avenue – HASC group home, Shomrim involvement, etc…

    We Care Managers who work with HASC individuals were scrambling to find out which “Webster individual” was attacked, and were extremely concerned for the parent and the individual. We did find out the relevant information, but by that time, the “sensationalism” damage had been done. All I am saying is that there should be a protocol in place-like with the police department-that news reporting groups hold off on making stories public until after responsible parties (in this case HASC and HASC residence manager and family members and case manager), are notified and news reporting groups receive clearance to post the stories. Btw. B”H, this individual is back in the group home. Clinicians are helping him to deal with the trauma. It is not my place to release his name.