By COLlive and Lubavitch.com
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson paid a visit to Lubavitch World Headquarters Tuesday afternoon to express his concern and support following Tuesday night’s stabbing of a student at 770 Eastern Parkway.
“We are going to look at every aspect of this investigation of this particular individual,” Thompson told PIX11 News about the stabbing of 22-year-old rabbinical student Levi Rosenblatt by an African American male identified as Calvin Peters.
“I can’t tell you that we have been able to confirm that, but we are going to look at every aspect of this investigation of this particular individual,” Thompson said after the meeting and visiting the central Chabad synagogue at 770.
As reported on COLlive.com, Rosenblatt is now in stable condition and recovering from his wounds. He underwent a surgical procedure at the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City and spoke with his parents.
On Wednesday morning, New York City Police Department’s top brass met with senior Chabad officials to discuss security issues following the stabbing incident.
The delegation included NYPD Chief of Department James O’Neill, Commanding Officer Brooklyn South Owen Monahan, Commanding Officer 71st Precinct, Deputy Inspector George Fitzgibbon, and Inspector Ellen Chang of Community Affairs.
They were joined by Mr. Adam Berish of the Police Commissioner’s Office as well as Mr. Pinny Ringel from the office of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The delegation met with senior Chabad leadership, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky and Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, as well as Rabbi Mendel Sharfstein, who directs the global security efforts of Chabad headquarters.
Chief O’Neill was emphatic about NYPD’s strong commitment to secure 770 and other Jewish sites throughout the city, assuring the group that police will reinforce and increase security efforts that are already in place.
The meeting reflected the close relationship that exists between Chabad leadership and law enforcement on all security matters. Rabbis Krinsky and Kotlarsky commended the NYPD for their ongoing support and swift response on Monday night. Their actions, said the rabbis gratefully, prevented potentially far worse consequences.
Rabbi Abe Friedman, a community leader and law enforcement chaplain, worked closely with Rabbi Sharfstein in facilitating the meeting at Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters.