Several injured in 'mass stabbing' at rabbi's NY home during Hanukkah celebration


Authorities have not provided a motive for the attack.

The attack was the latest in a string of violence targeting Jews in the region, including a December 10 massacre at a kosher grocery store in New Jersey.

"This is an act of terrorism".

"Let's call it what it is". The male suspect fled in a vehicle, but multiple county, state and town police departments worked together, along with the NYPD, to apprehend him.

There were at least 100 people in the home at the time, as the rabbi was "lighting the candle" on the seventh night of Hanukkah, Kohn said.

The large home on Forshay Road remained cordoned off with yellow crime-scene tape early Sunday. A rabbi's home should be a place of sanctuary.

"He had something in his hand".

Speaking to local media, Gestetner said: "Someone came in, face covered with a scarf, started stabbing people".

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Thomas Grafton was driving a Nissan Sentra across the George Washington Bridge into New York City when his car's tag was captured by a license plate reader about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. A number of police and emergency vehicles could be seen in the images. "These are communal problems, these are societal problems that we need to get in front of and figure out why these things are happening", Bernstein told reporters.

Officials said the suspect was arrested down in New York City's 32nd Precinct.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin also condemned the attack on Twitter saying a collective effort is needed to stop future incidents.

"Enough talk, it is time for action to deter those who propagate this hatred", Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon said.

Past year a white supremacist walked into a Pittsburgh synagogue and killed 11 people - the deadliest attack against the Jewish community in the United States.

Five people were stabbed at a Rockland County residence Saturday night, police said. An Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed just last month as he was walking to temple. It's unclear whether the assailant has been arrested.

New York City's police department said on Friday its officers were stepping up patrols in heavily Jewish neighbourhoods in response. He described the stabbing as a "despicable and cowardly act", and announced that he will direct the New York State Police to increase their presence in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods across the state. "No one should have to live like this".

Earlier this month officials in New Jersey said a gun attack that killed a detective and three people in a Jewish supermarket was being investigated as "potential acts of domestic terror, fuelled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs".

YWN also reported that the vehicle crossed the George Washington Bridge into NY at about 11 pm.