He had a look of 'murder in his eyes,' said the victim.
The suspect is reportedly a 19-year-old Palestinian from Tulkarm
The Palestinian had a pipe bomb that he had intended to use.
"I have stated from the very outset that, based upon my investigation, this was not an act of domestic terrorism," said the suspect's attorney.
The soldiers were lightly injured and the incident is reportedly under investigation.
Cuomo named legislation after Rabbi Josef Neumann, who died after being stabbed at a synagogue in Monsey over Hanukkah.
Rabbi Josef Neumann, 72, went into a coma after the event at Monsey during the Hannukah celebrations last December, and died from his wounds on Sunday.
Governor Cuomo will rename the domestic terror hate crime legislation, the "Josef Neumann Hate Crimes Domestic Terrorism Act"
"I don't know what happened to me," the Ben Ami told police in an interrogation. Reports say he could not stop weeping.
Josef Neumann, 72, has been on a respirator since the December 28 attack during a Hanukkah party. He was one of five people injured.