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Friday, December 13, 2019

(Algemeiner) A 30-year-old Orthodox man was in critical condition on Wednesday morning after he was stabbed by unknown assailants in Monsey while walking to synagogue.

Local media reported that police received a call at 5:49 a.m., and when officers arrived at the scene they discovered that the unconscious victim had been stabbed.

The man was immediately rushed to Westchester Medical Center by a Hatzolah ambulance for emergency surgery.

Early accounts of what took place suggested that he was subjected to multiple stab wounds. The Ramapo, New York police department is investigating the incident together with the Rockland County Sheriffs BCI unit and Chaverim of Rockland County, a local volunteer organization.

Jewish community leaders highlighted the high probability that the attack was motivated by anti-Semitism, with the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council of the Hudson Valley, an advocacy group, pointing out that the victim had not been robbed.

Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced a reward of up to $10,000 “for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the vicious stabbing and assault .”