Identity of 770 Attacker Revealed

The NYPD has revealed the identity of the man who was fatally shot last night by an officer inside 770 after he stabbed 22-year-old Yeshiva student Levi Rosenblat in the head with a large knife.

Calvin Peters, age 49, was shot and killed after he refused to put down his knife and lunged towards the officers who had responded to the scene.

Police say Peters was emotionally disturbed and had a documented history of mental illness. He had been arrested 19 times since 1982, most recently in 2006 for drugs.

Although upgraded to stable, Rosenblat’s condition has recently deteriorated. He has been placed in an induced coma after doctors discovered internal bleeding that is putting pressure on his brain. He will be undergoing emergency surgery in Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan later today.

Please continue to say Tehillim for Levi Yitzchok ben Raizel.

The knife used in the attack
The knife used in the attack

11 Comments

  • 2. Accountability wrote:

    Most people reading this site know that 770’s entrances used to be locked every night (aside from one entrance). This was in effect even before Gimmel Tammuz. Whoever reversed this long-standing safety policy to the current situation where the main doors are left unlocked at night should be held accountable.

    • 4. mz wrote:

      The door that was so-called left unlocked was actually one way access, in other words, you were able to exit the building but not enter it (unless someone opened the door for you).

  • 5. Tsugin wrote:

    You mean in favor of better services for the mentally ill. This wasn’t a bad person who chose to do yet another bad thing; this was a broken person who made yet another, final mistake. Nebach.

    • 6. observer wrote:

      According to news reports this individual was diagnosed as bipolar.

      I know of at least a few people diagnosed as bipolar, none of them was ever involved in violent crimes or has such an arrest record.

      This perp was:
      First: a criminal
      Second: an anti-Semite
      The two above issues MIGHT have been aggravated by a mental condition.

      Thank G-d this individual will never be able to harm anyone again.

  • 8. Yossi A wrote:

    TO #2
    You are correct.
    Today the gaboyim claim not to have the money to pay for a guard (shomer) as was in the past.

  • 9. ?????g wrote:

    this is an out rageous attack on a shulnot even one politician came to apologize or give remorse for the family of the wounded??????????.

  • 10. Riots wrote:

    So why are the Jews not rioting in the streets?
    Because we are a peace loving people who others try to vilify and take advantage.
    If it was the other way AROUND EVERY Jew WOULD BECOME A VICTIM.

  • 11. Lunski Michal wrote:

    Refuah Shlema!!!! You have a strong Neshama…B”H” you will pull through…hang in there.

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