Police arrest suspect accused of slashing 2 Jewish men

Police say they have a man in custody in connection to a slashing that left a Jewish man and his son injured.

News 12 Staff

Sep 2, 2019, 10:04 PM

Updated 1,685 days ago

Share:

Police say they have a man in custody in connection to a slashing that left a Jewish man and his son injured.
Vinesh Marajh was arrested Sunday morning.
The 42-year-old is accused of slashing the two victims with a box knife in Kensington over the weekend.
Police were called to 18th Avenue on reports that two men had been attacked around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
When they arrived, police say they found the 18-year-old slashed in the neck and stomach. His 45-year-old father was slashed in the arm and neck.
Investigators say the victims had an argument with a group of three unidentified men who then attacked them.
The victims were taken to the hospital where they were in serious, but stable condition.
Police have not yet called this a hate crime, but the Hate Crime Task Force is assisting in the investigation.
Former State Assemblyman Dov Hikind is calling for action saying a rise in crimes against the Jewish community has concerned him.
"I mean, what are we waiting for, a Jew to be murdered in the streets of New York? Is that when we wake up? Is that when we start doing things?" said Hikind.
Marajh is facing disorderly conduct and harassment charges.
Police are still searching for the other two suspects.


More from News 12
1:39
What you need to know about this weekend's L train closure

What you need to know about this weekend's L train closure

1:55
Strong thunderstorm threat looms for Sunday night in New York City

Strong thunderstorm threat looms for Sunday night in New York City

1:49
DOT issues traffic advisory amid partial closure of Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

DOT issues traffic advisory amid partial closure of Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Booms and sirens in Israel after Iran launches over 200 missiles and drones in unprecedented attack

Booms and sirens in Israel after Iran launches over 200 missiles and drones in unprecedented attack

0:25
Police: Suspect wanted for shooting man in face in Bed-Stuy

Police: Suspect wanted for shooting man in face in Bed-Stuy

1:38
Community baby shower in Brownsville aims to help underprivileged moms

Community baby shower in Brownsville aims to help underprivileged moms

1:41
Street vendors on Fordham Road say rise in summonses is making it difficult to make a living

Street vendors on Fordham Road say rise in summonses is making it difficult to make a living

0:51
Large portion of BQE closed due to repairs this weekend

Large portion of BQE closed due to repairs this weekend

1:32
NYPD: Crash in Fordham leaves 2 men dead

NYPD: Crash in Fordham leaves 2 men dead

1:35
CDC: Measles could lose 'elimination status' amid uptick across the U.S.

CDC: Measles could lose 'elimination status' amid uptick across the U.S.

1:17
Family celebrates life of daughter who was fatally struck by train

Family celebrates life of daughter who was fatally struck by train

2:06
East New York high school rebuilding its theater program

East New York high school rebuilding its theater program

1:46
Coney Island residents feeling uneasy after elderly woman struck by MTA bus

Coney Island residents feeling uneasy after elderly woman struck by MTA bus

0:50
NYPD commissioner: Officers who shot and killed Kawaski Trawick did not commit a crime

NYPD commissioner: Officers who shot and killed Kawaski Trawick did not commit a crime

1:17
Queens-bound BQE from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street to be closed this weekend

Queens-bound BQE from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street to be closed this weekend

1:55
Backroom Books turns Red Hook Brewery into bookstore

Backroom Books turns Red Hook Brewery into bookstore

1:46
Police: Man charged with murder in connection to human head, body parts found in Flatbush apartment

Police: Man charged with murder in connection to human head, body parts found in Flatbush apartment

0:38
Police: Uber driver attacked in attempted robbery in East New York; 4 suspects wanted

Police: Uber driver attacked in attempted robbery in East New York; 4 suspects wanted

0:45
13 men plead not guilty to role in Brooklyn synagogue tunnel scuffle

13 men plead not guilty to role in Brooklyn synagogue tunnel scuffle

Police: Shooting suspect used train to flee; 18-year-old injured in Flatbush

Police: Shooting suspect used train to flee; 18-year-old injured in Flatbush