A Jewish man was stabbed inside Chabad headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday morning.
The suspect reportedly stabbed and injured 22-year-old Israeli yeshiva student Levi Rosenblat in the neck, he was transported by Hatzolah to the hospital in stable condition.
Police shot and detained the suspect, said to be a black male, at the scene. He later succumbed to his wounds sustained from the gunfire used during his arrest.
Motives behind the attack were not yet know, and the NYPD opened an investigation.
According to initial reports from the scene, at around 2 a.m. the knife-wielding suspect entered the room where the Israeli student was sitting in a lecture, prompting shouts to drop the weapon. The suspect then approached the victim and stabbed him in the neck.
The attack occurred in the study hall, where security cameras transmitted the attack being monitored by nearby police, who immediately arrived to the scene and called for the suspect to relinquish the knife, shooting him after he refused to do so.
The man who stabbed a bochur at 770 Eastern Parkway Monday night was chased out of the Chabad Headquarters earlier that afternoon, a witness said.
The man who entered the main shul at 770 Eastern Parkway and attacked 22 year old Levi Rosenblatt on Monday night was seen at 770 at approximately 5:00 pm on Monday afternoon, by a witness who told COLlive that he “chased him away.”
“I asked him what is he doing here, he was walking around downstairs,” the witness said. “He replied, ‘I’m not allowed to be here?’ He kept asking all kinds of questions about what time the learning takes place in the Shul and other information.”
After being chased out, he quickly ran out of the building and drove away in a gray Nissan sedan, the witness said.
The same car is now parked directly in front of the entrance to 770.