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Ramapo police arrest 23-year-old for attempted murder of Jewish man in his own driveway

The victim remains hospitalized in serious condition but is expected to survive, the police said.

Police Tape. Credit: Matt Gush/Shutterstock.
Police Tape. Credit: Matt Gush/Shutterstock.

The Ramapo Police Department announced on Saturday that it arrested Elijah Dean, 23, and charged the New York City resident with various degrees of attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Dean is accused of stabbing a man, who was in his own driveway, multiple times, including in the head and neck.

The victim is reportedly an Orthodox Jew. Police did not state a motive for the crime.

The arrest came after “nearly 48 hours of tireless investigative efforts,” and police officers worked with the FBI and with the detective bureau of the Spring Valley Police Department, the Ramapo police said.

Dean was arraigned Saturday evening in Ramapo Town Court, with bail set as $1 million in cash, per the police, which stated that the victim remains hospitalized in serious condition but is expected to survive.

The accused attacker is due back in court on April 18.

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