Jewish man stabbed in Crown Heights, NY
Hatzolah volunteer stabbed from behind by unknown assailant; police investigate possibility of hate crime.
Police sources say a man - who may have been masked - stabbed the off-duty medic from behind on Eastern Parkway and Rogers Avenue with an unknown weapon before running off, ABC7 reports.
Footage has surfaced of him being lifted into his own ambulance for medical treatment. He is listed in serious condition.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams stated late Tuesday night that the stabbing may have been a hate crime.
"With the stabbings that are taking place in Israel, we cannot be relaxed when you investigate something of this magnitude, we need to determine if it is a hate crime, and we need to use all the video footage and whatever we can to apprehend the person," he said.
"We want to make sure that the community is safe, and that's what the police department is doing right now," he said.