Masked assailant reportedly stabs off-duty Hatzolah worker in New York

According to local reports, police are not investigating attack against Jewish paramedic as a hate crime.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 4, 2015 10:43
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Hatzolah worker David Katz, who was stabbed on November 3 while walking off duty in Brooklyn, New York‏. (photo credit: HAREDIM 10)

A masked assailant on Tuesday reportedly stabbed an off-duty worker for the Hatzolah emergency medical service organization in Brooklyn, New York, according to local media.

Local NBC affiliate 4 New York news reported that police and fellow Hatzolah volunteers said authorities were searching for the suspect who attacked and seriously wounded David Katz, a volunteer for the EMS group that mostly serves Jewish communities.

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Katz was reportedly not wearing a Hatzolah uniform at the time of the attack, however he was in possession of a radio from which he managed to call for help.

Following the incident in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood, Katz was evacuated to a hospital and was listed in stable condition.

According to local reports, police were not investigating the attack as a hate crime.


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