Jewish EMS volunteer stabbed in possible hate crime

The off-duty Hatzolah EMT was stabbed in the back while walking on the street


NEW YORK — An EMS provider from Hatzolah EMS was stabbed in the back Tuesday night and police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

David Katz, 34, was stabbed while walking on a Brooklyn street in regular clothes around 8 p.m., New York Daily News reported.

"He was on an evening walk," said Binyomin Lifshitz, a member of the local volunteer Jewish police. "The guy passes by him and stabs him and flees toward Nostrand. It was a very deep and large laceration."

Katz is a volunteer EMS provider for the ambulance service mainly staffed by Orthodox Jews. He was in stable condition at Kings County Hospital, the New York Post reported.

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