Incident in a synagogue – level 2
A man stabbed a Jewish student in the ankle in a Brooklyn synagogue. Police arrived at the scene and confronted the 49-year-old African American.
He was in the synagogue. He waved the knife around and threatened others. The police told him to put the knife down, but he would not do so. A policeman shot him dead.
People moved the 22 year-old student to hospital and he should be fine.
Difficult words: stab (to attack somebody with a knife), confront (when you try to deal with something directly), threaten (to tell somebody you will hurt him).
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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