Sunday, December 29, 2019

Several People Stabbed During Monsey Chanukah Event

Five people are stabbed in rabbi's home by man who burst in and pulled out a machete at a Chanukah party before going on the run in upstate New York, Horrific incident took place in the small, predominantly Jewish hamlet of Monsey in Rockland County, New York

Reports circulating on social media indicate African American male with machete stabbed five people. The attacker barged into the home of Rabbi Chaim Leibush Rottenberg, the leader of Congregation Netzach Yisrael-Kosson in Monsey

At the time of the attack, Rottenberg was reportedly leading a candlelighting ceremony for the seventh night of Hanukkah

Local Hassidic community officials say that two of the victims are listed in critical condition
They say the suspect was wearing a scarf that was partially covering his face but could see part of his skin

The Latest: New York police say they have located a man suspected in the stabbing of multiple people in a rabbi's home during a Hanukkah party in the small Rockland County town of Monsey late on Saturday night.

Authorities said late on Saturday that police in the 32nd precinct of the NYPD have spotted a man driving a car that fit the description of a vehicle given by witnesses who say he fled the scene of the crime on Forshay Road in Monsey.

The man and his vehicle were reportedly located at West 144th Street and 7th Avenue in the Harlem section of Manhattan.

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