Orthodox Jewish man stabbed multiple times in driveway of Ramapo home

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Friday, April 12, 2024
Orthodox Jewish man stabbed multiple times in Ramapo driveway
Marcus Solis has the story in Rockland County on the stabbing.

RAMAPO, Rockland County (WABC) -- An Orthodox Jewish man is recovering in the hospital Friday morning after being the victim of a grisly stabbing in his driveway.

The 32-year-old victim was stabbed multiple times in the driveway of a home on Trailside Place in Ramapo about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The home sits in a predominantly Orthodox community and the victim has just pulled into the driveway when he was confronted by a man with a knife.

Ramapo police had a person of interest detained for questioning, but that person has since been released from custody pending further investigation.

Before going into surgery, the victim told detectives that he did not recognize the man. The victim is currently stable and is expected to survive.

It's still unclear if this was a random or targeted attack.

Police officers were on the scene shortly after the stabbing. K-9s were brought in to comb through the area as they searched for a suspect.

"While the motive in the attack is not yet known, the Rockland County Human Rights Commission refuses to normalize any form of animus informing such inhuman abhorrence against any group," the Rockland County Human Rights Commissioner said. "Let us continue using our collective voices in sending a message that hate has no home in Rockland County and such incidents are totally unacceptable."

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Ramapo Police Department Investigations Division at (845) 357-2400.

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