April 9 2023 PATERSON, New Jersey – a religious leader was stabbed in his back during prayer service inside a prominent New Jersey mosque.
Incident happened early Sunday morning inside the Omar Mosque on Getty Avenue in Paterson neighborhood of New Jersey.
Police said that the suspect had visited the mosque several times in the past for prayer service.
32-year-old Serif Zobra was restrained by worshipers after he allegedly stabbed imam multiple times in the back, police said. Zobra is facing a multiple charges including attempted murder.
The imam, who is a father of Three children, is recovering at local hospital.