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|Author:||Rumpole [ Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:28 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Antisemetism Incidents.|
Black man, 37, is arrested for 'storming into a rabbi's home with a machete and stabbing five people' during a Hanukkah party in an 'act of domestic terrorism' amid a surge in anti-Semitic attacks
By Megan Sheets and Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:35 AEDT, 29 December 2019 | Updated: 04:52 AEDT, 30 December 2019
New York City police have arrested a man suspected of stabbing five people in a rabbi's home during a Hanukkah celebration in a predominantly Jewish town in upstate New York on Saturday night.
The suspect was identified as 37-year-old Thomas Grafton of Greenwood Lake, New York, a police source told CNN.
Grafton allegedly stormed into the home of Rabbi Chaim Leibush Rottenberg, the leader of Congregation Netzach Yisrael-Kosson, in Monsey at around 10pm and began wildly swinging a machete at some 60 worshippers gathered for a candle-lighting ceremony for the seventh night of Hanukkah.
He stabbed multiple people before a man threw a coat rack, table and chair at the assailant and chased him out of the home, Hasidic organization Chabad reported, citing witnesses and officials in the majority-Jewish community.
Grafton then tried to enter the synagogue next door but it was barricaded by people who had taken shelter inside. He then reportedly fled in a gray car, as seen in surveillance video.
NYPD officers located him 30 miles away in Harlem about two hours later and he was taken into custody at the 32nd precinct. A police source said he was covered in blood at the time of his arrest.
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|Author:||Rumpole [ Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:30 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Re: Antisemetism Incidents.|
Grafton Thomas booking photo.
He’s charged with 5 counts of attempted murder
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