Several people were injured Saturday night when a man armed with a machete entered a Hasidic rabbi’s home north of New York City and began slashing at Jewish people attending a Hanukkah celebration, CBS News reported.
The man chased victims as they fled from the scene in Monsey in Rockland County, then fled in a car.
Victims were rushed to local hospitals.
The motive for the attack was still unknown late Saturday. But there were at least six suspected anti-Semitic attacks in New York City in the week prior.
New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement that she was “deeply disturbed” by the attack. “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.”
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