Jewish Man Stabbed in Crown Heights

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Emergency personnel and community members at the scene of Wednesday's attack. (Shloime Itzkowitz)
Emergency personnel and community members at the scene of Wednesday’s attack. (Shloime Itzkowitz)

A Lubavitcher chassid is in stable condition after being stabbed in Crown Heights Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred shortly before 11:40 a.m., on Empire Blvd. between Kingston Ave. and Albany Ave.

The victim – 25-year-old Leiby Brikman, who was married several weeks ago – and the perpetrator walked by each other, when the perpetrator stabbed the victim from behind; no words were exchanged, and there is no known motive for the crime, sources in Crown Heights Shomrim told Hamodia. The perpetrator then fled east on Empire Blvd.

Security-camera footage from the area shows a black male fleeing the scene holding a knife. The man is wearing dark shoes, pants, and jacket, and a royal blue hoodie under the jacket. On his head, under the hoodie, it appears he is wearing a red hat. He is also wearing a dark backpack.

The victim was taken by Hatzalah to Kings County Hospital, in stable condition.