'Kill the Jew!': Knife-wielding madman gunned down by NYPD after Brooklyn synagogue attack

Police Kill Suspect Involved in N.Y. Synagogue Stabbing
Police Kill Suspect Involved in N.Y. Synagogue Stabbing


NYPD officers shot a man who stormed a Brooklyn synagogue early Tuesday morning and stabbed a student in the head.

Calvin Peters, 49, was gunned down by anti-terror police around 1:45 a.m. just after he stabbed 22-year-old Levi Rosenviat in the left side of the head. Peters was pronounced dead 90 minutes later, Rosenviat is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Peters first entered the synagogue asking for a Bible, witnesses told the New York Post. He then walked outside, came back in ad stabbed Rosenviat.

"I want to kill the Jew!" Peters shouted, according to police.

The crazed man initially complied with police requests to drop the nine-inch knife, according to the WABC.

Video shows him then grab the knife again despite multiple police orders to the contrary.

"Drop the f*****g knife," officers can be heard shouting.

"No, officer, don't do it," horrified onlookers inside the synagogue shouted as the cop pulled out his weapon.

Peters, who police believe was a homeless drifter, repeatedly asks if the officer will shoot him.

"If you don't drop the knife, I will," the cop calmly replied.

"No, no, no don't shoot, don't shoot," the crowd shouts.

"Stay the f**k away from the knife, now," police shout.

Peters was soon shot once, in the stomach. Both he and the knife fell to the ground.

He was soon rushed to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead at 3:15 a.m., according to the New York Daily News.

Rosenviat was also rushed to the same hospital, according to both reports. He is expected to survive.

There were about 50 people inside the synagogue when the incident occurred, according to the station. None were in danger by the time police arrived.

"He's a very serious student, he'd been studying all day," witness Levi Deutsch told the Post about the victim. "He was stabbed in the side of the head he was conscious but he was bleeding a lot."

The attack occurred at the Chabad-Lubavitch Synagogue, in Crown Heights, a predominantly Jewish neighborhood.

This is the first such attack in New York -- but echoes an attack last month in Jerusalem that saw five people killed and eight more injured by cleaver, knife and gun wielding attackers.

"I never thought it would happen in New York," a witness told the Daily News. "These things don't need to happen."

Warning: The below footage may be graphic to some

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