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Manhattan, NY - Police Investigating Greenwich Village Subway Slashing Of Chasidic Man

Published on: April 8, 2016 09:00 AM
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Manhattan, NY - A Chasidic man visiting from Israel is in Bellevue today after being slashed repeatedly on a Greenwich Village subway platform during the early morning hours.

Police said that the man, who is believed to be between 50 and 60 years old and was dressed in traditional Chasidic attire, was at the Bleeker Street-Broadway Lafayette subway station when he was approached by an unidentified man at approximately 3:30 AM.

The attacker took money from the victim and slashed him on the left side of his neck, his face and his hands.  The victim managed to make his way out of the subway station and onto the street where a pair of good samaritans flagged down a police car to assist the bleeding man.

The victim, who does not speak English, was transported to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. Police said that they believe the man is Yiddish speaking and are in the process of locating an interpreter.

Detectives from the 9th Precinct followed a bloody trail from the street to the north end of the southbound platform of the number 6 train.  Police recovered what is described as a bloody knife handle at the scene.  The suspect is being described as an adult black male with dreadlocks, dressed in a brown jacket.

Eyewitnesses are currently being interviewed by police who are investigating the incident to determine if it will be treated as a hate crime.  Trains on the 6 line bypassed the Bleeker Street station this morning as police continued their investigation.


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 Apr 08, 2016 at 09:15 AM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

what was he doing in the area at that hour?

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 09:33 AM MMNSY Says:

This story will soon be forgotten but when a Haman hangs in monsey.. OH NO!!!!

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 09:47 AM Anonymous Says:

He should have a refuah shelamah....While not many young people speak Yiddish anymore, it shouldn't be that difficult in NYC to find someone who speaks Yiddish in lower Manhattan. If not, plenty of Yiddish speakers in Monsey or Brooklyn.

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 10:18 AM Intheknow Says:

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kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

what was he doing in the area at that hour?

Probably waiting to transfer to the F train after working a long long day in Midtown.

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 10:59 AM bennyt Says:

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kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

what was he doing in the area at that hour?

Looking for a vasikin minyan??

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 11:01 AM BuckyinWisconsin Says:

i am sure he speaks Hebrew as well.

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 11:15 AM davidlangner Says:

NYC Subway is not safe. You have homeless people living there. You don't go on a train at 3 AM, you are courting trouble. Refuah Sheleima

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 11:51 AM Anonymous Says:

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MMNSY Says:

This story will soon be forgotten but when a Haman hangs in monsey.. OH NO!!!!

Shame on you!!!

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 12:07 PM L-Chaim Says:

Reply to #2  
MMNSY Says:

This story will soon be forgotten but when a Haman hangs in monsey.. OH NO!!!!

How can you equate an armed robbery and assault with the lynching of a racist effigy?
If you are suggesting (and it sounds like you are) that the race of the attacker justifies the use of an effigy of that same race, you might want to rethink any protests made about antisemitic profiling and scapegoating. Can't have it both ways.
As the saying goes, "Is that the ditch you want to die in?"

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 12:09 PM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

"black male with dreadlocks" I cannot believe someone with the desc. is capable of committing a violent crime, I recall Trayvon Martin the whole Obama apology "if I had a son he would've looked like Trayvon".

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 12:42 PM HankM Says:

How did someone get to be 60 in America knowing nothing but Yiddish!

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 01:11 PM Anonymous Says:

you dont have to be in Israel to get slashed, welcome to New York

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 01:19 PM MMNSY Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Shame on you!!!

Shame cuz?

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 01:21 PM MMNSY Says:

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L-Chaim Says:

How can you equate an armed robbery and assault with the lynching of a racist effigy?
If you are suggesting (and it sounds like you are) that the race of the attacker justifies the use of an effigy of that same race, you might want to rethink any protests made about antisemitic profiling and scapegoating. Can't have it both ways.
As the saying goes, "Is that the ditch you want to die in?"

You are asking "how"? I will explain. When a black slashes a jew nobody cares. But when a jew hangs a BLACK DUMMY DOLL as haman harasha in monsey on purim, the outrage is from here to Argentina.

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 01:22 PM chicagomaven Says:

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HankM Says:

How did someone get to be 60 in America knowing nothing but Yiddish!

The same way that someone gets to be 60 or 70 in America knowing nothing but Spanish. Besides, he was probably just visiting NY.

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 01:49 PM Wise-Guy Says:

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HankM Says:

How did someone get to be 60 in America knowing nothing but Yiddish!

It seems you are one of those people that are so eager to criticize Chassidim that, in your excitement, you skipped over (or selectively forgot) the following words in the article:
"A Chassidic man visiting from Israel..."

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 02:03 PM Jewish Lives Matter!!! Says:

Seems it would be very easy for the NYPD to do something about subway crime. Just dress their plainclothes cops as Yidden and have them stand on deserted subway platforms, and they would have wave after waves of arrests made.

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 03:22 PM Erlich Says:

Someone should have told him NYC is not Bnei Berak.

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 03:45 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #11  
HankM Says:

How did someone get to be 60 in America knowing nothing but Yiddish!

Try reading. He was visiting from israel?!

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 04:42 PM Anonymous Says:

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kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

what was he doing in the area at that hour?

Going to the hospitol to take over for smonodey,

Coming home from a hospitol

Coming home from work

Had to go back to his office

So you should have what to ask

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 05:24 PM BoruchHoffinger Says:

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kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

what was he doing in the area at that hour?

Why blame the victim? He's Israeli-Yiddish speaking not aware of the danger caused by our criminal justice system's weakness. Not enough $ in tough laws. The NYC public is 'sheep to the slaughter.' Welcome to Esaville.

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