By COLlive reporter
The main suspect in the stabbing of a 25-year-old Jewish man in Crown Heights 2 weeks ago was brought in for questioning by the New York Police Departement.
A police official told COLlive.com that the identity of the black man captured by surveillance footage fleeing the scene of the stabbing on Empire Blvd. on February 10th is now known to them.
The man was brought in for questioning on Wednesday, February 24, but an arrest has yet to be made. “We are waiting for additional evidence,” the source said.
Footage from the SafeZone24 security system supplier showed the man fleeing the scene with a bloody knife in hand.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
The victim, Leiby Brikman, has been suffering from a collapsed lung and internal bleeding and was only discharged from the hospital on Sunday.
He used an interview with the New York Daily News to urge the NYPD to boost security in the area — where 3 Jewish people have been stabbed over the past year.
“I hope police take it seriously,” he said, speaking from his parents’ home in Seagate, Brooklyn, where he is recuperating. “The neighborhood needs more security to prevent the next attack.”
It has yet to be determined whether the suspect in custody is connected to 2 previous stabbing attacks on Jews in Crown Heights that occurred this past year.