Incident in a synagogue – level 1

16-12-2014 07:00

This event happens in a synagogue. The synagogue is in Brooklyn, New York. A Jewish student is in there. He is 22 years old. A man stabs him.

Police come to the scene. They want to stop the criminal. He is 49 years old and he is African American. He has a knife. He says that he will attack more people. Police tell him to put the knife down. He does not put it down. A policeman shoots him. The man dies.

The student goes to hospital. He will be OK.

Difficult words: synagogue (a place where Jews worship), stab (to attack somebody with a knife), will (to happen in the future).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Do you agree with the policeman's action?


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