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Knife rampage at rabbi's home in New York

Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg shakes a hand with people in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. An assailant who stabbed five people attending a party at an Hasidic rabbi's home in what New York's governor called an act of domestic terrorism appears to have been acting alone, police said on Sunday. Grafton Thomas, 37, is accused of attempted murder after bursting in to the Hanukkah celebration on Saturday night in Rockland County, about 30 miles north of New York City. Police said he fled and was later arrested in Manhattan by two officers who were on the lookout for his car.

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Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg shakes a hand with people in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. An assailant who stabbed five people attending a party at an Hasidic rabbi's home in what New York's governor called an act of domestic terrorism appears to have...more

Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg shakes a hand with people in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. An assailant who stabbed five people attending a party at an Hasidic rabbi's home in what New York's governor called an act of domestic terrorism appears to have been acting alone, police said on Sunday. Grafton Thomas, 37, is accused of attempted murder after bursting in to the Hanukkah celebration on Saturday night in Rockland County, about 30 miles north of New York City. Police said he fled and was later arrested in Manhattan by two officers who were on the lookout for his car. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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People gather at Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg's residence in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the attack in the small town of Monsey, which followed days of anti-Semitic incidents in the New York City area, was an act of domestic terrorism. "These are people who intend to create mass harm, mass violence, generate fear based on race, color, creed," Cuomo told reporters after meeting with some of the victims.

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People gather at Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg's residence in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the attack in the small town of Monsey, which followed days of anti-Semitic incidents in the New York City area, was an...more

People gather at Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg's residence in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the attack in the small town of Monsey, which followed days of anti-Semitic incidents in the New York City area, was an act of domestic terrorism. "These are people who intend to create mass harm, mass violence, generate fear based on race, color, creed," Cuomo told reporters after meeting with some of the victims. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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A New York Police Department (NYPD) officer stands guard ahead of gathering at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims after the stabbing, in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019.

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A New York Police Department (NYPD) officer stands guard ahead of gathering at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims after the stabbing, in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

A New York Police Department (NYPD) officer stands guard ahead of gathering at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims after the stabbing, in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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A woman holds candles while standing in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

A woman holds candles while standing in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

A woman holds candles while standing in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg celebrates with people the arrival of a new Torah at his residence in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. According to Yossi Gestetner, co-founder of the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council, the attacker had his face partially covered with a scarf when he stabbed five people, two of whom were in critical condition. "One of the rabbi's children was also stabbed," Gestetner told reporters. One witness who was at the rabbi's home said he began praying for his life when he saw the assailant remove a large knife from a case. "It was about the size of a broomstick," Aron Kohn told the New York Times.

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Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg celebrates with people the arrival of a new Torah at his residence in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. According to Yossi Gestetner, co-founder of the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council, the attacker had his face...more

Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg celebrates with people the arrival of a new Torah at his residence in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. According to Yossi Gestetner, co-founder of the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council, the attacker had his face partially covered with a scarf when he stabbed five people, two of whom were in critical condition. "One of the rabbi's children was also stabbed," Gestetner told reporters. One witness who was at the rabbi's home said he began praying for his life when he saw the assailant remove a large knife from a case. "It was about the size of a broomstick," Aron Kohn told the New York Times. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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A man holds a sign outside the home of rabbi Chaim Rottenberg in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

A man holds a sign outside the home of rabbi Chaim Rottenberg in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

A man holds a sign outside the home of rabbi Chaim Rottenberg in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Two men talk during a gathering at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

Two men talk during a gathering at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

Two men talk during a gathering at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (R) talks during a gathering at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (R) talks during a gathering at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (R) talks during a gathering at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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People gather at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

People gather at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

People gather at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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People gather at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

People gather at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

People gather at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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People gather at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

People gather at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

People gather at Grand Army Plaza in solidarity with the victims in Brooklyn, New York City, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg celebrates with people the arrival of a new Torah at his residence in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg celebrates with people the arrival of a new Torah at his residence in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg celebrates with people the arrival of a new Torah at his residence in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg is seen in a patrol vehicle near his residence in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg is seen in a patrol vehicle near his residence in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg is seen in a patrol vehicle near his residence in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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People gather at Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg's residence in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People gather at Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg's residence in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People gather at Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg's residence in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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A Jewish man walks near the area where 5 people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A Jewish man walks near the area where 5 people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A Jewish man walks near the area where 5 people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A police officer in white clothes exits the house where 5 people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A police officer in white clothes exits the house where 5 people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A police officer in white clothes exits the house where 5 people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Jewish people try to take a look of the area where 5 people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Jewish people try to take a look of the area where 5 people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Jewish people try to take a look of the area where 5 people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Jewish people walk in front of the house where 5 people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, December 29. 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Jewish people walk in front of the house where 5 people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, December 29. 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Jewish people walk in front of the house where 5 people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, December 29. 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Jewish people try to reach the area where 5 people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Jewish people try to reach the area where 5 people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Jewish people try to reach the area where 5 people were stabbed at a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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