A Chassidic man in his 20s is in critical condition and on a respirator after being viciously attacked outside an Outremont bank.

According to witnesses, seek the assailant was sitting on a bench outside of the bank located on the corner of Van Horne and McEachran at around 7:15pm on Thursday night.

When the man came out of the bank, help the assailant attacked, choking, beating and then pouring an known liquid over him. The attacker then fled.

Police say that nothing seems to have been taken from the victim during the attack.

“The victim was conscious at the arrival of police, but got worse at the hospital” said police spokesman Andrè Leclerc, “He is now unconscious and under sedation.”

People close to the victim told Yeshiva World News that he is suffering from a spinal fracture and bleeding to the brain.

Late Thursday evening the police brought in their K-9 unit to try and locate the attacker. They were unsuccessful.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, with short brown hair. Police say he was wearing a light blue shirt and black shorts.

Montreal Jewish News

 

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