Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Orthodox Jewish Man Stabbed by Disgruntled Employee

VIN News - A 36 year old Orthodox man from Bayswater, Queens was stabbed in the neck yeaterday afternoon in Brooklyn Heights in what police are calling a dispute over money.

The incident took place this afternoon at approximately 1:30 PM on Montague Street, between Clinton Street and the junction of Cadman Plaza West and Court Street.

The victim, Hershi Pfeiffer, an NYPD clergy liaison, was sitting in traffic in his white Dodge Ram pickup truck on Montague Street when the attacker, a male in his twenties, came up to the driver’s side window and stabbed him in the neck.  According to reports the stabber was employed by Pfeiffer.

Eyewitness Avi Navon told The Brooklyn Eagle  that the attacker was 5’10 with black hair and that he argued with Pfeiffer before the stabbing occurred. The attacker fled the scene, plowing through the lunchtime crowd, knocking one bystander to the ground. Navon called on those nearby to catch the attacker.

Gowanus resident Joseph Washington managed to tackle the attacker as ran towards Court Street.

The suspect was apprehended by the NYPD in front of 181 Montague Street and remains in police custody.  The knife used in the attack was recovered by the NYPD. Pfeiffer was transported to Lutheran Medical Center where he underwent surgery.

The public is asked to daven for Yaakov Tzvi ben Chana.

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