Toshnad Heichel Torah Utfila synagogue in Rockland Country, N.Y.

The scene outside the Toshnad Heichel Torah Utfila synagogue in Rockland Country, N.Y., where a man was stabbed Tuesday morning. 

This is a developing story. 

NEW YORK (JTA) — An Orthodox man was stabbed multiple times  on his walk to synagogue for morning prayers.

The man was approaching the synagogue, Toshnad Heichel Torah Utfila in Spring Valley, New York, when a man got out of a car, began beating him and stabbed him. The assailant fled the scene before police and first responders arrived, according to Aaron Hershkowitz, an assistant to the synagogue’s rabbi.

Yeshiva World News, which first reported the incident, reported that there were two assailants.

Rockland Hatzolah, an emergency medical service, reached the victim and began treating him. He is now undergoing surgery and is in critical condition, Hershkowitz said.

The Ramapo Police Department was unable to provide further information and told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the investigation is currently ongoing. Rockland Hatzoloh likewise did not comment on the details of the incident.

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