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A stabbing attack on Saturday night at a synagogue in a suburb north of New York City, and has links to a number of people were injured, according to reports.
An unidentified assailant began to cut people with a machete during a Hanukkah party, WCBS-TV in New York City have been reported.
A Video posted on social media, of Monsey, a town of about 18,000 inhabitants, which is about 35 miles north of New York City, shows the emergency services are rushing the victims to the ambulance, surrounded by the flashing red lights of numerous emergency vehicles.
In New York City, the NYPD counter-Terrorism Bureau, said it was “closely monitoring” the situation, and the Anti-Defamation League of New York and New Jersey, said he was aware of the attack and the sending of delegates to go to Monsey.
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Steve Lieberman, a reporter with the Journal News in Rockland County, posted on Twitter that there will be at least three people had been stabbed just before 10 p.m. and that the local police were conducting a search of the surrounding area.
The messages that are posted later, by the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council of the Hudson Valley, said that five people were stabbed, including one victim who was struck six times and two of the victims were in critical condition. The message added that the suspect was seen leaving in a gray Nissan Sentra vehicle.
Police in Clarkstown, N. Y., have also to report that five people had been stabbed, WCBS reported.
Letitia James, the attorney-general of New York, also condemned the attack in a message posted on Twitter.
“I am deeply disturbed by the situation unfolding in Monsey, New York, and this evening,” James wrote. “There is a zero tolerance policy towards acts of hate, of any kind, and we will continue to monitor this horrifc situation.
“I will stand with the Jewish community tonight, and every night,” she added.
Just hours earlier, New York Gov.. Andrew Cuomo has taken to social media to condemn them to an earlier anti-Semitic attacks, which happened on Friday in Brooklyn, N. Y.
“I am disgusted to learn of the attack on three of the mmebers of the Jewish community in Brooklyn, on Friday–the 6th was anti-Semitic incidents in new YORK this week,” Cuomo wrote. “To the cowards who are responsible for trying to spread fear, but they will always fail. – NY state have united against anti-Semitism & hatred.”
This is a further development of the story. Keep checking back for new updates. The Associated Press contributed to this story.