The man who accosted Wiesel took credit for it on an anti-Zionist web site using the name Eric Hunt. In the posting, he said that he decided to go after Wiesel only after "ensuring no women would be traumatized by what I had to do," which was nice of him. In the posting, Hunt said that he was going to make Wiesel "truthfully" respond to charges that his Holocaust memoir "Night" was made up and that the Holocaust was "a myth."

Police haven't apprehended anyone yet, but they think Hunt just might be a suspect.