The condition of the Monsey rebbi critically injured in an assault Wednesday has improved considerably, but he is still undergoing multiple surgeries Thursday, as doctors are working to save a stabbed eye.
The 30-year-old victim was stabbed in the back, neck, stomach and one eye, and punched in the face, while walking to shul Wednesday morning, in an apparently random attack.
He underwent multiple surgeries Wednesday at Westchester Medical Center, but doctors could not complete the eye surgery as there was too much trauma to the area.
On Thursday, the patient is undergoing surgery on his skull, following which doctors will perform surgery that will attempt to save the eye.
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While in a Hatzolah ambulance Wednesday, the victim said that one or two people had jumped out of a car and attacked him.
Chaverim of Rockland has been assisting Ramapo Police in the investigation, by canvassing the area and obtaining home surveillance footage, in an attempt to identify the car used by the assailant or assailants.
Footage obtained thus far indicates that there was only one assailant. Law enforcement believe they know what model vehicle the assailant used, but are not publicly releasing the information at this time.
On Friday, Ramapo police reported that they have no evidence so far that it was a hate crime according to CBS News.
Updated Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:41 pm Hate crime