Suspect in Antisemitic Stabbing Attack Arrested


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The suspect in a brutal antisemitic stabbing attack in Monsey, New York was arrested in New York City and is facing five counts of attempted murder.

The Times of Israel reports that Grafton Thomas was arrested in Harlem late Saturday night covered in blood and smelling of bleach after he allegedly entered a rabbi’s home in Monsey and began stabbing guests gathered for a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony with a machete.

Five people were injured in the attack, two of them critically.

Police said that Thomas said nothing when he was stopped and arrested.

He has been arraigned and charged with attempted murder and one count of burglary. Bail was set at $5 million.

Thomas’ family is claiming that he is mentally ill and his attack was not motivated by antisemitism. Police are investigating his social media accounts and his mental health.

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