Man walking to synagogue stabbed in ‘vicious’ attack

November 20, 2019 GMT

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.