Courtesy of JNS Sammy’s Bagels in Teaneck, N.J.

Courtesy of JNS

Sammy’s Bagels in Teaneck, N.J.

 

(JNS) Shortly before noon on Dec. 25, the Teaneck, N.J., police department received a call reporting an altercation inside of Sammy’s Bagels at 1439 Queen Anne Road, an area surrounded on all sides by kosher and Jewish-owned stores. 

According to a release by Township Manager Dean Kazinci and Police Chief Glenn O’Reilly, the suspect confronted and shouted at two patrons in the store, cursing and telling them to take off their hats, and shoving the second. When he left the store, he confronted a third this person on Palisade Avenue in the same manner.

A Yeshiva World News report indicated that the man shouted something like, “the Jews killed my god.” Other witnesses reported that the assailant said, “Take off your effing hat,” using the expletive. 

Three people were treated on the scene for facial trauma. All were reportedly in good condition.

The suspect fled on foot. A patrol supervisor located the suspect near 1600 Palisade Avenue and recognized him from past encounters. The suspect was reportedly taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

Teaneck police consulted with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office; the attack is apparently not be treated as a bias incident.

Deputy Mayor Elie Katz of Teaneck expressed concern about this decision.

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