Dramatic Video Released: Footage of stabbing attack at Chabad yeshiva in Brooklyn



Reason for the attack is still unknown, but some claim it was a hate crime.



Dramatic footage of Monday’s stabbing attack against an Israeli yeshiva student outside of Chabad’s international headquarters in Brooklyn was released Tuesday.

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Stabbing attack against an Israeli yeshiva student – Screenshot

The attacker, an unidentified African-American described as a homeless man by the Daily News, entered the building and, according to witnesses, asked for a book. He subsequently left but then returned and took out a switchblade, menacing a group of students before stabbing 22-year-old Levi Yitzchok ben Raizel of  Betar Illit, Israel.

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Video: Chabad Lubavitch French website Anachinfos.net – Director Menachem Ladayov

Police arrived almost immediately and confronted the attacker inside the building. He initially dropped the knife but picked it up again as one of the policemen approached, causing the officer to open fire, wounding him. The assailant later died of his wounds.

Although Yeshiva World News reported the incident as a hate crime, it is still unclear what motivated the attack.

View original The Jerusalem Post publication at: http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/VIDEO-Dramatic-footage-of-stabbing-attack-against-Israeli-in-New-York-released-384097