TLS this morning has exclusively learned of new chilling details in Friday’s stabbing attack of the Lakewood Bachur.
Shortly before Shabbos, Tzvi Aryeh was walking back from Learning and ready for Shabbos when he was walking on Pine Circle, the family tells TLS.
He was suddenly struck by a vehicle – driven by suspect Dion Marsh – and fell to the ground. Marsh then turned his vehicle around, got out of his car, and walked over to Tzvi Aryeh.
The family says Marsh asked him, “are you okay?” to which he responded in the negative. Marsh then grabbed a serrated kitchen knife, and stabbed Tzvi Aryeh in the neck. Chasdei Hashem, the handle to the knife broke, preventing the suspect from stabbing him again, and he fled.
Emergency personnel flooded the scene and began lifesaving measures.
“He lost a tremendous amount of blood,” the family says. “We though it was over.”
Tzvi Aryeh was transported to MMCSC in Lakewood, where they managed to get a pulse back. He was stabilized and flown to JSUMC.
On Shabbos, Tzvi Aryeh regained consciousness, and began talking.
Please continue to be Mispallel for Tzvi Aryeh ben Rivka Leah.