Two Hasidic men were viciously assaulted in Newark, New Jersey on Thursday afternoon.
Sources tell YWN that the incident happened at around 3:00PM at Freeman Street near Fleming Street.
Shimon Klein and his adult son Yoel were in the offices of NFI Footwear when they buzzed an unknown number of individuals into their office, and were then beaten with a hammer and a fire extinguisher.
Hatzolah of Newark and NJ Statewide Hatzolah both responded to the scene.
The victims were rushed to University Hospital. The father was listed in critical condition with a serious head injury. The son was in serious but stable condition.
The exact nature of the incident was under investigation, though it does not appear to be random and is not believed to be a hate crime.
NJ State Police Chaplain Rabbi Abe Friedman along with the NJ Statewide Hatzolah Coordinators were at the hospital and assisting law enforcement personnel in the investigation.
Please say Tehillim for Shimon Yisroel ben Faiga (the father) and Yoel ben Kreindel Ela (the son).
(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)