Jewish Man Stabbed in Crown Heights

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.

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