LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 74-year-old rabbi was attacked as he walked to morning prayers in the Fairfax District, and police asked for help Tuesday to find the man behind the attack.
The beating captured on security video happened about 8:40 a.m. Monday on Oakwood Avenue, west of La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison.
The attack is not being investigated as a hate crime. “We believe it was a random act of violence,” Madison said.
Security video shows the victim being punched repeatedly and falling to the ground.
Police say they have a man described as a transient in custody in the case.
The rabbi, whose name was withheld, was treated at the scene but did not require hospitalization.
Anyone with information about the attack can call (877) LAPD-247.
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