5 Stabbed at Hanukkah Celebration North of NYC
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5 Stabbed at Hanukkah Celebration North of NYC

Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel said officers received reports of a stabbing just before 10 p.m. at a residence in Monsey, New York. Weidel said New York City police officers located the vehicle and possible suspect being sought in connection with the stabbing, AP reported. Photos and videos posted on Twitter show a large emergency response with paramedics running and pushing stretchers. A number of police and emergency vehicles could be seen in the images. The Anti-Defamation League of New York and New Jersey says it's also aware of reports and is on the way to the scene in Monsey. Monsey is about an hour north of New York City. The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council for the Hudson Valley region tweeted reports that the stabbings took place at the house of a Hasidic rabbi while they were celebrating Hanukkah. Several state and local officials have described the location of the stabbing as a synagogue. Weidel said the five people were taken to hospitals for treatment. It is unclear what the extent of their injuries are or a motive in the stabbing. New York State Attorney General Leticia James said she was “deeply disturbed" by Saturday's incident. “I am deeply disturbed by the situation unfolding in Monsey, New York tonight," she tweeted. “There is zero tolerance for acts of hate of any kind and we will continue to monitor this horrific situation. I stand with the Jewish community tonight and every night.” Saturday was the seventh night of Hanukkah. Around New York City, police have gotten at least six reports this week — and eight since Dec. 13 — of attacks possibly propelled by anti-Jewish bias.

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