New York man arrested after allegedly using car to hit students and rabbi near Yeshiva school in Brooklyn


A New York man is in police custody after a chase as he fled the scene where he allegedly tried to hit several Jewish students and a rabbi with a vehicle outside a Brooklyn school Wednesday morning.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m., the New York Police Department (NYPD) responded to an incident on Glenwood Road within the 63rd Precinct.

Police said a 58-year-old man drove a white 2011 Ford Crown Victoria onto the sidewalk in an attempt to injure pedestrians.

Sources told Yeshiva World News that Boro Park Shomrim received urgent calls that a white sedan had twice attempted to hit Yeshiva Bochurim and a rabbi outside the Vien Yeshiva in the Canarsie neighborhood.

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A 58-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly tried to run over Jewish students and a rabbi. (Yeshiva World News)

Surveillance video shows the suspect trying to run over Bochurim, but failing.

The video then shows the driver going around the block and returning to the Yeshiva and he is seen in the footage driving down the sidewalk and onto school property.

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A man allegedly tried to run over Jewish students multiple times in Brooklyn's Canarsie neighborhood on Wednesday. (World Yeshiva News)

Police said there were no injuries and the driver was detained shortly after locating him. Police have not released the suspect's name or further details at this time.

The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force told Fox News Digital that it is aware of the incident and that the investigation is being led by the NYPD.

The NYPD did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital's request for comment.

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This latest incident comes as college campuses across the country face growing protests surrounding the war between Israel and Hamas and growing reports of harassment and anti-Semitism toward students.

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Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives also passed the Antisemitism Awareness Act, which aims to combat antisemitism on college campuses and expand the legal definition of antisemitism used to enforce anti-discrimination laws.

Fox News' Elizabeth Elkind and Michael Dorgan contributed to this report.

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