Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Updates On The Crown Heights Stabbing In 770

According to investigators, 49-year-old Calvin Peters, of Valley Stream, stabbed 22-year-old Israeli student Levi Rosenblat in the head. The stabbing happened at the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters in Crown Heights at around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday.

When confronted by officers, Peters allegedly lunged at them, leading one officer to shoot him in the chest. The entire incident was caught on cellphone video

Peters was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Rosenblat was taken to Bellevue Hospital and is in stable condition.

The NYPD held a brief press conference to address the shooting, saying Peters was known to police and had a history of being emotionally disturbed. They believe that it was an isolated incident.

A knife was recovered at the scene. The district attorney says authorities are investigating into whether the attack was a hate crime. The synagogue also says it will be increasing security.

Community leaders react to synagogue police shooting

VIN News interview: Eyewitness to Shooting Inside Chabad Synagogue

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind

NYC Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo

NYC Public Advocate Letitia James

NYPD Press Conference

Is Anti Police Climate Making Cops More Hesitant In Dangerous Situations

The main Shul of 770 which is usually pact with men Davening and Bochurem learning, was empty Tuesday morning, as it was deemed a crime scene and sealed off by police. It eventually reopened sometime around 11am.

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