Police say a man convicted in the death of a Jewish man during race riots in the 1990s in Brooklyn has been assaulted in a possible road rage incident in Manhattan.
Lemrick Nelson was stabbed in the head with an ice pick and hospitalized. Police have made no arrests.
Nelson was convicted of federal civil rights charges in the death of Yankel Rosenbaum. Nelson, who was 16 at the time of the incident, was convicted a dozen years later and was released from prison in 2004.
The riots were sparked by the death of the 7-year-old black boy in an Aug. 19, 1991, accident involving a driver from the Orthodox community. The 29-year-old Rosenbaum was stabbed to death during four days of violence.