November 20, 2019 GMT
Man walking to synagogue stabbed in ‘vicious’ attack
MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed in a “vicious, violent attack” while walking to synagogue in a New York City suburb.
Ramapo town police say it happened around 6 a.m. Wednesday in the hamlet of Monsey.
Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht said the critically injured victim required surgery at Westchester Medical Center.
The Journal News reported he is a 29-year-old teacher.
Monsey, about 25 miles northwest of Manhattan, has a large Orthodox population.
Wednesday’s attack is the latest in a rash of violence against Jews in the New York area.
Police Chief Brad Weidel said it’s too early to say if it was a hate crime. No arrests have been made.
The Anti-Defamation League is offering a reward of up to $10,000.