Multiple Stabbing Victims at New York Hanukkah Celebration

Hanukkah Massacre 5 Stabbed in Hate Crime Against Jews

12/29/2019 10:31 AM PT

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10:31 AM PT — The Hanukkah stabbing suspect, Grafton E. Thomas, pled not guilty Sunday to five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary. His bail was set at $5 million.

A man has been arrested in connection with a vicious hate crime against Jews … and 2 people are now fighting for their lives.

Cops say the suspect entered the home of a rabbi Saturday night to celebrate the 7th day of Hanukkah. The man then pulled out a knife — which one eyewitness said looked like a broomstick — and began attacking many of the 100 guests.

CBS News

Five of the guests were stabbed and 2 are in critical condition. One of the victims was stabbed at least 6 times.

Most of the people who attended the party were Hasidic Jews. The home where the attack occurred is in a New York suburb which has the largest Jewish population per capita in the country.

The rabbi was not about to cower … after the attack, he continued with the celebration.

It’s the latest in a series of violent attacks against Jews.

Originally Published — 6:49 AM PT

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