A man has been arrested for allegedly shouting “Heil Hitler!” and stabbing a Jewish man in Carson City, Nev., on June 19.
Carson Now reported the stabbing took place in front of a pub called The Tap Shack. The suspect asked the victim for money before stabbing him in the head, authorities said. Witnesses said the suspect shouted, “Heil Hitler, you piece of s—!“ and “Sieg heil!” and gave a Nazi salute. The victim was hospitalized but his injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Police arrested the suspect, identified as Jeremy Jay Ortega, shortly after the stabbing, following an alleged altercation between an officer and Ortega. Ortega currently faces charges of attempted robbery, battery with a deadly weapon, battery on a police officer and obstruction. He also could face further charges.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating witnesses to the attack.