Updated: Kidnapping in Lakewood of Williamsburg Resident


matzav_network[Updated below.] 9:16 p.m. Note: A kidnapping this evening in Lakewood involves a number of variables that have yet to be confirmed. The full story will be reported once the facts are confirmed and only with the consent of local askanim. Several reports regarding the incident are inaccurate and misleading. 

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Updated, 10:23 p.m.: As we stated earlier, several reports have unfortunately reported tonight’s kidnapping as having involved a “Lakewood resident.” It should be noted that while the incident did happen in Lakewood, the man who was kidnapped does not reside in Lakewood.

The 31-year-old man was picked up by the kidnappers on Oberlin Avenue, in the vicinity of the Lakewood Industrial Park, and was badly beaten by the time he was dropped off in a wooded area near Cross Street and White Road.

The man, who was staying at the Capitol Hotel on Madison Avenue, resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and was kidnapped near his place of employment. He was subsequently taken to the trauma center at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune to be treated.

Further details cannot be disclosed. There is more to the story than meets the eye, a reliable askan told us.

After speaking with several askanim, Matzav.com was told that the community residents have no reason to fear for their safety and this incident should not be a cause for panic.

The editorial board at Matzav.com has decided that for the sake of the community and all those involved, the comments section for this post will remain closed. Thank you for understanding.

{Lakewood News Team-Matzav.com Newscenter}