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Suspect arrested for attack that left Florida Jew bleeding from his face

The victim, who was wearing identifiably Jewish attire, had just left a Chabad synagogue in Lauderhill, Fla.

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Police in Lauderhill, Fla. arrested a man suspected of beating a 69-year-old Jewish man, who had just departed from synagogue on Shabbat, causing him to bleed from his eyes.

Rabbi Yaniv Moryosef told NBC6 that his father, Asher Moryosef, was left “all swollen, bleeding from his face from his eyes” and that “his eyes were totally red.”

The elder Moryosef had just left the Synagogue of Inverrary-Chabad in Lauderhill, Fla., in the southeastern part of the state near Miami. NBC reported that the attacker allegedly yelled a “racial slur” at the Jewish victim. (The victim is described as 68 in some news reports.)

Moryosef told the news outlet that a passed Uber driver intervened and told the attacker to stop or he would call the police.

The suspect was named as Trevor Rodney, 42.

“In light of this incident, it is reminded that we continuously strive to encourage a community that retains and promotes improved quality of life, where people of diverse cultural backgrounds peacefully interrelate,” the Lauderhill Police Department stated.

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