Breaking News: Tuesday morning Around 1:45am EST, a black man entered 770, Chabad World Headquarters, proceeded to the Farbrengen Bimah and wielded a knife. He ran towards one of the Israeli Bochurim, 22-year old Levi Rosenblatt and stabbed him in the neck. The Bochur managed to stumble out, while the Bochurim inside blocked the exit of the thug.
The police arrived shortly thereafter, and demanded the thug drop his weapon. The thug refused to cooperate with Police, continued wielding his weapon, and tried escaping. He was shot by the Police. He later died in Kings County Hospital.
Approximately 11:00am, a battery of tests found the Bochur has internal bleeding, and was transferred to Bellevue Hospital for emergency surgery. He is currently in an induced coma, in critical condition. Readers are asked to say Tehillim for Levi Yitzchak Ben Reizel.
Earlier, Larry Celona from the New York Post reported:
Police shot and wounded a man inside one of Brooklyn’s most prominent synagogues Tuesday morning, apparently after the disturbed man asked for a Bible and then stabbed someone there, sources said.
The bloodshed happened at the world headquarters of the Lubavitch Hasidic sect at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights shortly after 1 a.m., sources said.
Sources said the homeless man had walked into the basement of the synagogue where people were praying.
According to police sources, the man asked for a copy of the Bible, then briefly walked out, sources said.
Some witnesses said that man simply ask for a “book in English.”
He returned and stabbed a an Israeli student in the side of the head for an unknown reason.
“He’s a very serious student he’d been studying all day,” witness Levi Deutsch said about the victim. “He was stabbed in the side of the head he was conscious but he was bleeding a lot.”
Another witness flagged down cops who were passing the headquarters. Officers confronted the man and ordered him to put the knife down, the source said.
After initially dropping the weapon, he then picked it up and charged at the officers.
At one point an officer fired one round into his body, wounding him.
Both the suspect and the stabbed victim were at Kings County in critical condition.