Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Local Leaders Denounced Stabbing, Reward Offered

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man who attacked Last Night an off-duty Hatzolah worker in Crown Heights

David Katz, an off-duty medic volunteer with Hatzolah, a private EMS organization that serves Jewish communities, was walking at Eastern Parkway and Rogers Avenue in Crown Heights when he was attacked from behind around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police spent the overnight and early morning scouring the area for evidence as they try to find the suspect. Extra police officers were on patrol Wednesday morning near Eastern Parkway, and fliers had been posted asking for tips about the case,

The attack is being investigated as a bias crime because detectives say there is no other obvious motive. The investigation continues with numerous NYPD agencies involved, including counterterrorism and intelligence.

Community leaders are urging residents in the area to be extremely careful because the suspect remains at large.

Crown Heights is home to the ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Lubavitcher sect, still badly shaken over an attack late last year.

A man with a history of mental illness was shot to death by police after he stabbed a worshipper inside the Lubavitcher synagogue.

Adams urged witnesses to the latest attack to come forward.

The Anti-Defamation League announced Wednesday that it is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the slashing.

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