NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A state lawmaker is calling for the installation of more security cameras in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, the plea from Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, comes after an off-duty volunteer EMT was the victim of an unprovoked slashing in the neighborhood Tuesday night.

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“I’m ready to actually help with some capital money to actually bring more surveillance cameras into this community,” Hikind said.

Hikind helped fund a similar effort in other neighborhoods after surveillance video helped cops catch the man who killed 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky in 2011.

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“You cannot walk three blocks in Borough Park or Midwood and not be on camera,” Hikind said.

Three hundred cameras were installed in those neighborhoods.

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams supports the measure.