- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Officials at a Brooklyn yeshiva are defending a security guard captured on video repeatedly punching a man and shoving him over a railing.

Headmaster Richard Altabe says the video doesn’t tell the whole story about the incident at Yeshivat Shaare Torah (yeh-shee-VAHT’ shah-RAY’ toh-RAH’) in Midwood.

Altabe tells CBS New York (https://cbsloc.al/1AKOSMw ) that the man was a stranger who looked drunk and agitated. He says the man shoved the guard as he was being escorted out of the school.

The man then hurls a racial slur at the guard, who repeats it in what seems to be angry disbelief. A staff member tries to defuse the situation.

Altabe says the students love the guard and feel he protected them.

The man did not file a police complaint.


Information from: WCBS-TV, https://www.cbs2ny.com

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