NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have increased security at a Brooklyn synagogue after, authorities said, a mentally ill man stabbed a student in the head before being shot and killed by police.
Officers stood guard throughout the day Wednesday outside the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Crown Heights Wednesday after members of the Jewish community gathered at Bellevue Hospital Center Tuesday praying for a speedy recovery for rabbinical student Levi Rosenblatt.
NYPD Chief of Department James O’Neill visited the synagogue on Wednesday to discuss the security improvements.
Around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, 49-year-old Calvin Peters wandered into the center and stabbed Rosenblatt, 22, as he was studying, police said. Part of the incident was caught on cellphone video.