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5 Worshipers Stabbed With Machete During Hanukkah Celebration At New York Synagogue: Report

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5 Worshipers Stabbed With Machete During Hanukkah Celebration At New York Synagogue: Report




Five people have reportedly been stabbed at a Hanukkah celebration at a Hasidic rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, a heavily Orthodox Jewish area, late Saturday night, according to Vos Iz Neias.

The suspect reportedly entered Rabbi Rottenburg’s Shul in the Forshay neighborhood, unsheathed a machete and stabbed multiple worshippers, one of them in the chest, before driving away. The rabbi’s home is next door to his congregation.

The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council said five people, all Hasidic, were transported to local hospitals with stab wounds.



The council said the incident unfolded just before 10 p.m.

The suspect, whose face was mostly covered during the attacks, is now in custody, according to the Ramapo Police Department.

The attack comes the same day a woman was charged with attempted assault as a hate crime for allegedly slapping three Jewish women in the head in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, during Chanukah.

Police have received eight reports of possible anti-Semitic attacks since Dec. 13 in the city, and Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Friday that the NYPD would step up patrols in multiple heavily Jewish neighborhoods, reports The Hill.








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