Multiple people were stabbed while celebrating Hanukkah at a Rabbi’s home in Rockland NY on Saturday night.
According to The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council, five people were transported to local hospitals with stab wounds. Two of the victims are in critical condition. One of the victims was stabbed at least six times.
According to OJPAC the attackers face was partially covered with a scarf but witnesses were able to identify him as African American. Witnesses he drove away in a Gray Nissan Sentra.
The stabbing took place just before 10pm.
See Tweets from OJPAC below:
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.
2 of the victims of the attack were taken into hospital as critical. The perp’s face was partially covered with a scarf but skin showed him to be an African American.
One of the victims was stabbed at least 6 times. The fifth/least severe case had a cut in his hand. Perp left in a vehicle with tag number HPT-5757 per the person who saw it and we confirmed it with him directly (but it was dark and rushed.) a Gray Nissan Sentra.