Serial Knockout Attacker Arrested in Brooklyn, Police Praised While Continued Vigilance Is Urged


wanted-for-knockout-assaultAn important arrest has been made in conjunction with at least three of the knockout attacks that occurred in Brooklyn over the past weeks. A male was taken into custody and identified by three separate women who said he had attacked them.

“I am eager to share this news with our community because everyone will sleep a little easier,” said¬†Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn). “As shocking and frightening as these attacks have proven to not only the victims but all of us, everywhere, we are also equally grateful to our excellent police officers who have addressed these crimes quickly and seriously. I have only the highest praise for the NY City Police Department, the Hate Crimes Unit, the 66th and 70th precincts, and the other units involved in this case.”

The man who was arrested is believed to be the attacker of a 20-year-old young woman on McDonald Ave., in Midwood (who was hit in the head on the Sabbath and knocked to the ground), of a woman who was attacked on Elm Ave. while she was out with her young daughter (also on the Sabbath), and of an elderly Russian woman.

Following the arrest, the three women identified their attacker out of a line-up on Sunday. Today, the victims testified in front of a Grand Jury.
“I will be watching this case closely,” said Hikind, who has remained in touch with several of the victims’ families. “This arrest is welcome news to all of us, but I continue to urge caution. No one in our community should live in fear, but prudence is always advisable.”

{Gavriel Newscenter}


  1. Why isn’t the “race” of the “accused” mentioned? If a “crime” was commited by any Jew, it would be reported, plastered all over: “Rabbi accused”! We all know the attacker was “black”, so it should be reported accurately as such!

  2. #2, very simple answer to your question. We Jews are held to a higher standard and Rabbis even a higher standard. So when one of us commit a crime we are held accountable. A nidriger low life stays a nidriger low life. So there is no point in mentioning his race

  3. There is very important story about identifying criminals in a line-up, Ronald Cotton, featured in the FRONTLINE. This is a must see.