A 30-year-old man from Bensonhurst was on board a Coney Island bound F train approaching the 4th Avenue station Monday night when he was attacked by two men yelling anti-Semitic slurs.
Emil Benjamin, who is a Kavkazi Jew, successfully fought off the two men – who allegedly called him a “Jewish bastard” – until one pulled out a knife.
From Daily News:
Benjamin, a loan broker from Bensonhurst, punched one of the brutes in the mouth, busting his lip open. But as the duo ran away, Benjamin felt something pouring down his back.
“I felt blood gushing out of my back and my left leg,” he said. “It was sizzling hot, like a hot shower. My blue jeans were red. My sneakers were soaked with blood.”
As bystanders called for help, Benjamin, who was stabbed in the back and left thigh, spotted a blood-soaked knife on the concrete platform. He was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center, and cops busted the suspects nearby.
Rafael Padin, 22, and Jose Santos, 18, were charged by police for assault. Padin, who also cut his own hand during the struggle, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
Despite a recent high profile hate crime against Jews near the F line in Midwood, as well as possibly anti-Semitic graffiti found along the Q line, police are not charging the attackers with a hate crime.