Brooklyn, NY – Tuesday the yeshiva student who was stabbed in the head at the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Crown Heights is improving.

Levi Rosenblat, 22, was stabbed in the head  by a man with a history of mental illness at the headquarters on Tuesday morning.

He is expected to be released from Bellevue Hospital Center within a few days, according to the Wall Street Journal .

Rosenblat’s father, Shmuel, said Rosenblat’s mother is on her way to the U.S. from Israel to be with her son. Both parents reside in Israel. Rosenblat is the third of eight children.

Shmuel said he spoke to Rosenblat on the phone Wednesday morning. He said Rosenblat “feels good” and doesn’t not completely understand what happened yet.

The Rosenblats live in the West Bank settlement of Beitar Ilit, an ultra-Orthodox city southwest of Jerusalem. When Rosenblat was 17, he moved to Safed, a holy city in northern Israel, to continue his yeshiva studies.

After approximately three years, Rosenblat came to Brooklyn for one year to study at the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters. He moved back to Safed for one year before coming back to the U.S. in Sept. 2013.

There was a heavy presence of police at the Lubavitch headquarters Wednesday and NYPD Chief of Department James P. O’Neill visited for about 30 minutes mid-morning to meet community leaders.

At the meeting the facility’s open-door policy to outsiders was discussed.

Rabbi Nochum Gross, member of Community Board 9, said the open-door policy goes back to a European tradition that’s hundreds of years old.

There were no immediate plans to install metal detectors or revise the open-door policy.