New York – Rockland County executive Scott Vanderhoef has raised his voice and says the whole situation with the New Square attack is very concerning.
“It’s very disturbing when violence takes place anywhere. That’s the purpose of this country, to allow freedom of religion, so something needs to be worked out and yes I am concerned,” said Vanderhoef.
The attack happened on Sunday when cops say a new square teen was trying to burn down Aron Rottenberg’s home.
Meanwhile, the teen has been charged with attempted murder, attempted arson and assault, and was ordered held on $300,000 bail during his arraignment at Cornell Medical Center’s burn unit in Manhattan, where he’s being treated for burns to his arms and hands. Late Tuesday afternoon, he posted bail, Sheriff’s Department Chief Louis Falco said. The teen also had to surrender his passport.
According to the Journal News the teen remains hospitalized, but because he posted bail, the Sheriff’s Department will not have to deploy its plan to have the six corrections officers guard him 24 hours a day — two per shift in three shifts — at a cost estimated at $4,000 per day, Falco said.