The NYPD has identified the alleged perpetrator in the stabbing of Levi Brickman, the Lubavitcher who was brutally attacked on Kingston Avenue two weeks ago. Police have questioned the suspect and let him go, refusing to make an arrest until further evidence is obtained • Full Story
As earlier reported on this site, Levi Brickman was married just one month to his wife Mushka when he was stabbed with a knife in the back two weeks ago on the corner of Kingston Avenue and Empire Boulevard in the heart of Crown Heights. The perpetrator is believed to be a young black male, who was spotted in security camera footage fleeing the scene.
Brickman was transported to Kings County Hospital in serious but stable condition, and has subsequently been transferred to NYU after suffering from a collapsed lung and internal bleeding. He has been discharged from the hospital on Sunday.
The NYPD and Mayor de Blasio have labeled the attack a “potential Hate Crime”, due to the severity of which considerably more effort is being made to search for and apprehend the attacker. Additionally, the Anti-Defamation League has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the attacker.