5 stabbed at rabbi’s house on Hanukkah; suspect in custody

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) - Police Chief Brad Weidel says the suspect in the Hanukkah stabbings north of New York City is in custody and faces five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary.

A man stabbed and wounded five people as they gathered at a rabbi’s home to celebrate Hanukkah Saturday.

Police identified him as Grafton E. Thomas, of Greenwood Lake, New York.

The governor said Sunday that the attack the night before was fueled by intolerance and evidence of a “cancer” in American politics.

The stabbings come on the heels of a string of attacks targeting Jews in the region.

Copyright 2019 Gray Media Group, Inc. All rights reserved.