Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Police shot and killed a black man after he walked into one of New York’s most prominent synagogues and stabbed a Jew
Calvin Peters, 50, walked into the basement of the synagogue, where people were praying, sources said. “According to witnesses, he was heard saying repeatedly, ‘Kill the Jews!’” Chabad Rabbi Motti Seligson said. “Several other individuals immediately intervened. While we are very pained by everything that has unfolded, we are very grateful to the police for their quick response and are working closely with the authorities in their ongoing investigation.” Seligson said that the victim was Levi Rosenblat, a young rabbinical student from Israel. He’s in stable condition at Kings County Hospital.