BORO PARK (VINnews) — A man was arrested on Thursday after he pointed a handgun at a Hasidic man in Boro Park.

Boro Park Shomrim received a call on Thursday to report that a man driving a peculiar bicycle on New Utrecht Avenue and 58th Street had just brandished a handgun. The NYPD was called, but the man had left the area by the time they responded to the scene. Boro Park Shomrim then contacted Crown Heights Shomrim to let them know that the man was heading in their direction. The Crown Heights area police department was notified as well.

The suspect was followed by Shomrim from a distance until he reached the Crown Heights area. The NYPD’s 71 Precinct stopped the man at Washington Avenue and President Street, where he was searched. The man was found to have a fake handgun in his possession, and was subsequently arrested.

The suspect, who has not been named, was charged with brandishing a firearm. He appears to be a Hispanic male in his 40’s.

The NYPD’s hate Crimes Unit will be investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.