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BREAKING: Suspect in Custody in Connection to Shabbos Assault

BREAKING NEWS: Detectives have taken a “suspect” into custody in connection to the hate fueled beating of Jewish man as he was walking home from Shul on Shabbos afternoon.


Just one week after the vicious and violent beating of 50-year-old Rabbi Menachem Moskowitz, police have reportedly taken a man into custody as a “suspect” wanted in connection with the assault.

Sources tell that the 39-yea-old suspect was picked up by detectives from the Hate Crimes Task Force on Friday morning in a Brooklyn court, where he was attending an unrelated court matter, and is being questioned. Sources further said that police identified this suspect earlier this week and that he has multiple addresses around the city.

Moskowitz was walking along Rutland Road near Schenectady Avenue following Sabbath prayers at the synagogue in nearby Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center when he encountered his assailant, whom he greeted by saying hello, or good afternoon.

The man immediately went berserk, shouting at Moskowitz “you stole all my money” and “you stole my mortgage and I need to kill you.” When attempting to walk away, the man chased Moskowitz down and caught up to him nearly a block later and began beating him and choking him.

“He put me in a choke-hold and I started to feel dizzy, I felt my air going out, I started saying Shema, I thought I was going to die,” Moskowitz told following the attack.

He was taken by Hatzalah to nearby Kings County Hospital where he was treated for multiple bruises and a broken rib.

Police immediately opened a hate crimes investigation and released photos and videos of the suspect.

This is a developing story that will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.


  • 1. Quotes wrote:

    Why is the word “suspect” in quotes? If he’s a suspect then he’s a suspect. No need to be overly PC or just plain wrong.

    • 2. Liberal agenda wrote:

      Exactly. It’s like saying he’s “suspected of being a suspect.”

  • 4. CH’er wrote:

    Boruch Hashem. At least for a few days CH is a bit safer. No assaults this Shabbos

  • 5. RC wrote:

    This is a horrible crime, but the suspect sounds like he has a mental issue rather than this being plainly labeled a hate crime. There is a Psych hospital only a block away. I’m glad he has been caught, and I hope the rabbi is doing better. I’m sad I did it hear this from my house and could not help. It’s sad to see this happen in the neighborhood.

  • 6. Mental health issue? wrote:

    Well, maybe. But somehow, around here, the voices always seem to say,”Kill the Jew”. In any case, classification as a “Hate Crime” gets results; which it surely was, even with shaky sanity.

  • 7. dave wrote:

    hell be out in no time, Eric gonzalez the liberal hack DA wont prosecute a fellow “minority”, hell claim get this self defense or mental disability and get SSI and get out. if a black was attacked Sharpton and his lackey de blasio would demand life in prison.

    • 8. To "dave" wrote:

      Eric Gonzalez was elected.

      Do you vote? If not, you have no right to complain!

  • 9. Jury duty wrote:

    To 8:
    Sounds similar to what Ben Brafman said: “If you are complaining that a Yid cannot get a fair trial here, why is it that you are trying to get out of jury duty?”


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