NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A rabbinical student was released from the hospital Wednesday, about eight days after being stabbed by a man who was later shot and killed by police in a Brooklyn synagogue.
Levi Rosenblatt was released from Bellevue Hospital Center after being treated successfully for a stab wound to the head, according to a news release.
“Mr. Rosenblatt suffered a knife injury to the blood vessels in an extremely sensitive area of his brain,” hospital chief of neurosurgery Dr. Paul Huang said in a news release. “Because of the resources available to us, as well as the experience and expertise of the nurses and physicians at Bellevue Hospital, we were able to deliver a very sophisticated level of care to this patient. He underwent a procedure to repair two blood vessels, which was successful. He has had an amazing recovery.”
Rosenblatt, 22, expressed gratitude for his successful treatment.
“I have a lot of people from way back in the beginning to thank, above all, God and the Rebbe who provided his blessings,” he said in the release. “Thanks to the Hatzalah of Crown Heights volunteer ambulance service, the NYPD, the doctors and nurses here at Bellevue and at Kings County Hospital, my friends who stayed with me in my room around the clock, my family who came from Israel to be with me, and all the people all over the world who have prayed for me.”
Rosenblatt was attacked early Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters, at 770 Eastern Pkwy. in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
In video of the incident posted online, Peters can be seen holding a knife in his right hand while surrounded by bystanders and officers with weapons drawn telling him to drop the knife.
Peters can be seen yelling at bystanders, asking one man in the video, “Want me to kill you?”
At one point, Peters puts the knife down on a table and NYPD Officer Timothy Donohue holsters his gun. But moments later, Peters grabbed the knife again and starts to walk around the room as officers yell at him repeatedly to drop the knife.
That was when he lunged at one of the cops and Officer Roberto Pagan fired one shot, hitting Peters in the torso, police said.
Video shows Peters lying on the ground alive as officers put him in handcuffs. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Rosenblatt was stabbed in the left temple. His mother flew in from Israel to join him at the hospital.
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