Police shot and killed a disturbed man inside one of Brooklyn’s most prominent synagogues Tuesday morning, apparently after he asked for a Bible and then stabbed someone there, sources said.

The bloodshed happened at the world headquarters of the Lubavitch Hasidic sect at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights shortly after 1 a.m., sources said.

Calvin Peters, 50, had walked into the basement of the synagogue where people were praying, sources said.

According to police sources, Peters asked for a copy of the Bible, then briefly walked out, sources said.

He returned and stabbed a an Israeli student in the side of the head for an unknown reason.

“He’s a very serious student he’d been studying all day,” witness Levi Deutsch said about the victim. “He was stabbed in the side of the head he was conscious but he was bleeding a lot.”

Another witness flagged down cops who were passing the headquarters.

Officers then confronted the man in an encounter that was captured on a dramatic video.

As Peters brandished the knife, an officer pulled his weapon, promoting onlookers at the synagogue to say “Hey officer don’t do it” and implore Peters to drop the knife.

Peters then shouts “You gonna shoot me?” prompting the onlookers to exclaim “No, no, no don’t shoot, don’t shoot.”

Peters then repeats “You gonna shoot me,” to which the officer responds, “If you don’t drop the knife I will.”

After several demands from the officer, Peters then puts the knife down on a table and puts his hands up, prompting the officer to holster his gun.
It appeared as if the encounter had been defused. But Peters is seen suddenly grabing the knife again, prompting the officer to shout “Stay the f–k away from the knife now.”

Other officers then appear in the video as Peters storms around brandishing the knife. Then, moments later, a single shot is heard, after the camera turns away from the chaotic incident.

Sources said one of the officers fired one round into Peter’s body, killing him.

Another video shows officers standing over the man as he was handcuffed.

“It’s the first time this has happened at a New York synagogue,” one member said.

“I come here everyday to know that somebody died here, it’s scary. It needs to be a secure place.”

The stabbed victim was at Kings County in critical condition.

The suspect was taken to Kings County, where he died.


As reported by the NYPOST