Best of Brooklyn: Teen chases down assault suspect

A Midwood teen who intervened during an apparent hate crime on the subway received honors from the community Thursday.

Ahmed Khalifa, 17, helped catch a man who hit an Orthodox Jewish woman so hard on a Q train that her glasses broke, according to police.

But the teen is modest about his actions.

"I'm not a hero," Khalifa insists. "I don't like anyone calling me a hero. I'm just a guy."

Khalifa saw the attack and chased after a 31-year-old man who police say hit the woman. The suspect, Rayvon Jones, has a rap sheet that includes 10 arrests since 2010. He is now behind bars once again, police say, due to Khalifa's actions.

"I call him a hero," says state Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

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