Attacker Stabs Several People in Home of Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi in Monsey, NY

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Posted: Dec 28, 2019 9:10 PM
Attacker Stabs Several People in Home of Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi in Monsey, NY

Source: Feven Amenu

The home of an Ultra-Orthodox rabbi in Monsey, New York, was the scene of a violent knife attack Saturday night that has reportedly left several people injured. According to reports, a man entered the home around 10 p.m. during a Hanukkah party and began stabbing people before fleeing the scene in a vehicle. At the time of this reporting, the suspected attacker was still at large. 

The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council for the Hudson Valley region tweeted reports about the incident. According to the reports, five people were treated for stab wounds after being transported to nearby hospitals. One of the victims was reportedly stabbed at least six times.

The New York Police Department is currently investigating multiple attacks that took place this past week that were possibly motivated by anti-Semitism. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted that many Jewish families in New York City have close ties to Monsey and said he has longtime friend who are now "fearful to show outward signs of their Jewish faith." 

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as needed.