Jewish safety patrol volunteer slashed while trying to stop fight in Borough Park

A violent assault left a member of a Jewish safety patrol team hurt after trying to stop a fight in Borough Park Wednesday night.

News 12 Staff

Jul 30, 2020, 10:20 AM

Updated 1,393 days ago

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A violent assault left a member of a Jewish safety patrol team hurt after trying to stop a fight in Borough Park Wednesday night.
Police say the victim, who is part of a neighborhood watch group called Shomrim, was slashed after trying to stop a fight just before 10 p.m.  
According to officials, the volunteer group was responding to a call of a person being assaulted near New Utrecht Avenue and 46th Street.
News 12 is told when the group arrived at the scene, one of the members intervened when he saw a man getting beat up by four other men. As he was trying to stop the fight, authorities say one of the four men involved pulled out a knife and slashed the Shomrim member on the leg.
Three of the four suspects were taken into custody. News 12 is told one of them managed to get away. As for the victim that was part of the fight, police say he ran away from the scene without receiving medical attention.
The Shomrim member was taken to the hospital where he was treated.
Officials are still searching for another suspect involved and charges are pending for the three men in custody.


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