Landlord charged with trying to kill Brooklyn tenant

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A landlord has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to kill a Brooklyn commercial tenant with a bomb. Prosecutors charge that Yung Tang tried to kill Israel Halberstam in 2002 because he owed $100,000 in rent on a showroom for his electronics business at 6508 Sixth Avenue in Bay Ridge. Tang allegedly placed the bomb in a bag next to Halberstam’s minivan, parked by Halberstam’s borough park home on 42nd Street, between 16th and 17th Avenues. Halberstam survived the blast but lost a leg.

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