Hannukah stabbings: 5 people stabbed at rabbi's home in New York, suspect arrested

Hannukah stabbings: 5 people stabbed at rabbi’s home in New York, suspect arrested

Hannukah stabbings: Five people were stabbed Saturday night at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, and a suspect was later arrested in New York City, police said.

Police working at the scene of a residence in Monsey, early Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, following a stabbing Saturday during a Hanukkah celebration. Authorities say that several people were stabbed north of New York City late Saturday night and a possible suspect has been located.

The attacker has stabbed 5 people during Hannukah festivities at a rabbi’s home. All 5 victims were taken to hospital, the council said, and two were in critical condition with one of them stabbed at least six times.

Police Chief Brad Weidel said a man armed with a blade attacked around 10 p.m on the 7th night of Hanukkah. The attacker was arrested by the NYPD nearly two hours later in Harlem.

The person inside the house when the stabbings occurred said. “I was praying for my life,”. “He started attacking people right away as soon as he came in the door. We didn’t have time to react at all.”

The New York attorney general, Letitia James, said she was “deeply disturbed” by the situation in Monsey. “There is zero tolerance for acts of hate of any kind and we will continue to monitor this horrific situation.”

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