• The woman threatened to kill the kids as they stood outside a synagogue
  • She spat on an 8-year-old boy before walking away from them
  • Authorities shared surveillance footage of the incident and are looking to find her

A woman in Brooklyn is accused of yelling hateful anti-Semitic statements at children and spitting on one of them before storming off, cops said. Police are now asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman in question.

The group of three kids was standing outside a synagogue when they had the encounter around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 14, according to New York Daily News. Surveillance footage, shared by authorities Wednesday, captured the woman walking up to the children before she threatened to kill them in Marine Park.

“Hitler should have killed you all. I’ll kill you and know where you live,” the woman screamed at the kids, cops said.

Dressed in an orange hoodie with black leggings and black Ugg-style boots, the woman spat at an 8-year-old boy before marching away from the Kehal Tiferet Avrohom Ziditshov Orthodox synagogue, cops said.

Investigators are on the lookout for the woman, believed to be in her 20s, with long and straight black hair. They noted the woman is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.

The Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident and asking the public to help identify the woman, according to ABC7NY.

Officials have requested anyone with information regarding the incident to call NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. Individuals can also provide tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at or @NYPDTips on Twitter.

Twitter users reacted to NYPD Hate Crimes’ tweet about the suspect.

“What kind of adult does this to any child?” one asked while another questioned, “What is wrong with this woman. That poor child & how does a parent explain to the child about this woman's attack?”

A similar incident was reported last year after a Nevada woman punched a 6-year-old Asian American boy and hurled racial slurs at his family. Identified as Shelly Hill, the woman visited a shopping mall in Las Vegas before allegedly attacking the boy and yelling “China” at some point.

“She punched my 6-year-old while yelling racist, anti-Asian things," the child’s mother said on social media. A mall security guard escorted the woman away after traumatizing the child with her racist tirade.

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