New Square arson-attack suspect released on bail

The man accused of setting a New Square resident on fire in an effort to kill him has been released on bail.

Shaul Spitzer, 18, is accused of trying to kill Aron Rottenberg over a dispute about where Rottenberg chose to pray.

The news that Spitzer was released and is now living back in New Square has upset some residents, including the family of Rotttenberg.

The family has filed a lawsuit against Spitzer, as well as Grand Rabbi David Twersky, over allegations that Twersky ordered the attack.

Rottenberg remains hospitalized while recovering from the burns he suffered. A spokesperson says he may be discharged from the hospital this week.

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