Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Intruder in NYC Synagogue Stabs Israeli Student; Yelled "Kill the Jews," Attacker Killed by Police

It should have been a peaceful night for Levi Rosenblat, studying the Torah inside a Brooklyn synagogue. But that peace was shattered early this morning (December 9, 2014) when an intruder came into the Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters, stabbing Rosenblat on the left side of his head, according to the CNN website.

There would be no other victims. New York police officers quickly arrived at the scene and shot and killed the knife-wielding attacker.

Hours later, Rosenblat -- the 22-year-old student from Israel -- was in stable condition at Brooklyn's Kings County Hospital.

Rabbi Motti Seligson, a spokesman for the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, said that, "According to witnesses, (the attacker) was overheard saying repeatedly, 'Kill the Jews' or something to that effect." The attacker has been identified as Calvin Peters, a 50 year-old African-American man.

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