The Holocaust. By: Ryan Nelson.
Wiesel is in the second row ofbunks, seventh from the left
Eric Hunt, 22, was picked up at a mental health clinic in Belle Mead, NJ, for extradition back to California where he faces charges of attempted kidnapping, false imprisonment, elder abuse, stalking, battery, and committing a hate crime.
According to police, Hunt allegedly abducted Wiesel in an elevator at a San Francisco hotel at which Wiesel was staying, forcing him onto the sixth floor, but fleeing after Wiesel began to yell. Authorities were able to identify Hunt as a suspect from items left behind and tracked him to New Jersey.
Police said that Hunt previously tried to confront Wiesel at a different conference in Florida, but was not successful.
After the attack, Hunt allegedly posted a description of the attempted abduction to an anti-Semitic site on the Internet, identifying himself as a Holocaust denier who wished to "interrogate" Wiesel.