Brooklyn rabbi arrested after police find 3 of his kids walking to store alone
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Brooklyn rabbi arrested after police find 3 of his kids walking to store alone

Rabbi Noah Chakoff questioned on suspicion of endangering the welfare of a child, released soon after

Illustrative: People walk in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, on April 8, 2020. (AP/Mark Lennihan)
Illustrative: People walk in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, on April 8, 2020. (AP/Mark Lennihan)

JTA — A US Chabad rabbi was arrested Sunday morning in Brooklyn after police officers came across three of his children — aged 11, 8 and 2 — walking unaccompanied by an adult several blocks from their home.

Rabbi Noah Chakoff, who leads the Chabad center in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Dumbo, was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child, the New York Daily News reported.

He was released a short time later after prosecutors declined to pursue the case.

The police sent an ambulance to the scene, Chakoff’s defense attorney told the newspaper.

They did not arrest his wife, who is eight months pregnant and remained at home with the couple’s children, according to the report.

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