Multiple people stabbed at Hanukkah celebration in New York | TheHill – The Hill

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Five people were stabbed Saturday night at a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's home in the heavily Orthodox Jewish community of Monsey, New York, multiple news outlets reported.

The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council said on Twitter that an attacker entered the home of the Hassidic rabbi, which some outlets have described as a synagogue, just before 10 p.m. Five people were taken to the hospital, two in critical condition, the organization said.

At 9:50 this eve, a call came in about a mass stabbing at 47 Forshay Road in Monsey (Rockland County; 30 miles North of NYC). It's the house of a Hasidic Rabbi. 5 patients with stab wounds, all Hasidic, were transported to local hospitals.

The Ramapo Police Department said on Facebook the suspect fled but has been taken into custody.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was "horrified" by the stabbings.

"We have zero tolerance for anti-Semitism in NY and we will hold the attacker accountable to the fullest extent of the law. NY stands with the Jewish community," he tweeted.

I am horrified by the stabbing of multiple people at a synagogue in Rockland County tonight.

We have zero tolerance for anti-Semitism in NY and we will hold the attacker accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

NY stands with the Jewish community. pic.twitter.com/JILUoFXJc9

He added he was directing the State Police hate crimes task force to investigate.

The attack comes the same day a woman was charged with attempted assault as a hate crime for allegedly slapping three Jewish women in the head in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, during Chanukah.

Police have received eight reports of possible anti-Semitic attacks since Dec. 13 in the city, and Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioMultiple people stabbed in synagogue in New York town: Report New York woman charged with hate crime over alleged anti-Semitic attacks during Hanukkah BuzzFeed makes case for Anthony Weiner as most consequential politician of 2010s MORE (D) announced Friday that the NYPD would step up patrols in multiple heavily Jewish neighborhoods.

Updated6:42 a.m.

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