Police shot and killed a man who stabbed a young rabbinical student at one of Brooklyn’s most prominent synagogues early Tuesday morning, sources said.
The incident happened at the Crown Heights headquarters of Chabad-Lubavitch around 1 a.m.
Dramatic video, shot while the incident was unfolding, shows a heated and confused exchange between the man, officers and members of the synagogue.
The graphic video ends when the attacker, identified as Calvin Peters by the New York Post, was shot by police.
(Warning: strong language and graphic content)
More from the Post report:
A Chabad spokesman said witnesses reported that the man said “Kill the Jews,” but police said the man might have shouted, “I will kill all of you.” One witness told The Post that the man did not talk about killing Jews.
Calvin Peters, 49, walked into the basement of the synagogue, where people were praying, law enforcement sources said.
Witnesses took cellphone photos and video of the incident and aftermath.
“According to witnesses, he was heard saying repeatedly, ‘Kill the Jews!’” Chabad Rabbi Motti Seligson said.
“Several other individuals immediately intervened. While we are very pained by everything that has unfolded, we are very grateful to the police for their quick response and are working closely with the authorities in their ongoing investigation.”
Seligson said the victim was Levi Rosenblat, a young rabbinical student from Israel. The 22-year-old is in stable condition at Bellevue, law enforcement sources said.
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