Crazy Video WATCH: NYC Cops Shoot Knife-Wielding Man in Synagogue Attack
Eric Shawn reported this morning on an attack on a Jewish synagogue in Brooklyn, where NYPD officers fatally shot the knife-wielding assailant.
The man stabbed a rabbinical student in the head early Tuesday at Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic headquarters in Crown Heights.
In a dramatic video (above), cops can be heard frantically yelling at the attacker to put down the knife. Instead, the man charged at an officer and was shot.
The attacker, identified by the New York Post as 50-year-old Calvin Peters, later died at a hospital.
The 22-year-old victim is in stable condition. The attack is not believed to be terror-related.
More from the Post report:
A Chabad spokesman said that 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, 50, walked into the basement of the synagogue where people were praying, sources said.
"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. He’s in stable condition at Kings County Hospital.
John Miller, deputy commissioner of intelligence and counter terrorism, said police believe this attack was an “isolated incident.”
“It appears to involve an individual who is known to the New York City Police Department,” Miller said. “(Peters) has a history of being an emotionally disturbed person and acting out in other places.”