Orthodox Jew Wounded in Brooklyn Stabbing Attack; Assailant Still at Large
An Orthodox Jew was stabbed while walking in the street in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn on Wednesday, local blog Collive.com reported.
The victim, identified as 25-year-old Yehuda Brikman, was stabbed in the back outside of a check-cashing center, sources cited by the blog said. Hatzalah emergency rescue services arrived on the scene and evacuated Brikman to Kings County Hospital, where he was determined to be in serious but stable condition.
The NYPD is searching for a black male who fled the scene and released a photo of the suspect. CBS New York said the individual is described as a black man, 20-30 years old, who is 5’10” and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket, blue hooded sweater, dark colored pants and black boots.
No words were exchanged between the assailant and his victim during the attack, according to another local blog Crownheights.info. The victim said the two passed each other on the street, and he suddenly felt a sharp pain in his back, realizing he had been stabbed.
This is the second stabbing attack against a member of Crown Heights’ Jewish community within the last few months. The Algemeiner previously reported that a Hatzalah volunteer was stabbed in the back while walking in the neighborhood in November.