5 People Stabbed at Hanukkah Celebration in New York


Following a string of attacks on Jews in New York City during Hanukkah, a man allegedly stabbed and wounded five people at a rabbi’s home north of New York City who gathered to celebrate the seventh night of Hanukkah.

The rabbi’s home is in Monsey, a town not far from the New Jersey state line and one of several in the Hudson Valley that has seen an influx of Hasidic Jews in recent years. The Rockland County town is about 35 miles north of New York City. 

Police said the stabbings happened at around 10 p.m. Hours later, Brad Weidel, the police chief for the town of Ramapo, which covers Monsey, said that New York City police had located a vehicle and a possible suspect sought in connection with the attack. The NYPD hadn’t confirmed whether anyone was in custody as of early Sunday morning. Authorities did not immediately provide a motive for the attack.


NYPD located the suspect in Harlem and took the person into custody.

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