Heshy Tischler Wiki – Heshy Tischler Biography
Controversial New York City Council candidate Heshy Tischler was taken into custody Sunday night for the Wednesday night attack on an Orthodox Jewish reporter in Brooklyn — a full day before his planned surrender to the NYPD.
His age is unclear.
Heshy Tischler Arrested
Cops picked up Tischler at a residence in Brooklyn. He’s expected to be charged with inciting a riot and unlawful imprisonment.
On Friday, Tischler tweeted that he’d turn himself in to police Monday morning for the alleged attack on Jewish Insider reporter, Jacob Kornbluh.
But the NYPD chose not to wait or take him at his word: On Sunday, members of the Warrant Squad picked him up.
Tischler Attack on Reporter
In a video posted to Twitter, Tischler can be seen arguing with the officers, telling them that he and the NYPD “had a deal.”
Heshy Tischler, the right wing agitator who led a mob attack on @jacobkornbluh last week, was just arrested in Borough Park. He previously claimed to have struck a deal with police to turn himself in on Monday pic.twitter.com/G3V1LHqgpX
— Jake Offenhartz (@jangelooff) October 12, 2020
“I don’t know what happened. This is above us,” an officer says, off-screen, and Tischler responds, “You’re coming to arrest me now… I told you they were going to trick me. He said I called. I even spoke to the chief. They tricked me. They’re telling everybody that I was supposed to be arrested tomorrow.”
He then tells someone off-screen, “He’s going to hit me now… watch.”
About 100 of Tischler’s supporters gathered outside the 66th Precinct Sunday night, but police said had already been moved to Central Booking before they arrived.
Kornbluh declined to comment Sunday night.
In the Wednesday violence, Kornbluh was reporting on a Borough Park demonstration when he was surrounded by a mob protesting coronavirus restrictions.
On Friday, Tischler also apologized for a video that showed him calling the mayor’s wife, Chirlane McCray, a “retard woman” and a “kurva,” which means whore in Yiddish.
In an appearance on Brian Lehrer’s WNYC radio show on Friday, Mayor de Blasio said Tischler’s arrest was imminent.
“An arrest is expected in that case shortly, and obviously that just can’t happen. You cannot have someone assaulted for trying to actually report the news to everyone,” he said.