Multiple people stabbed at synagogue in Rockland County
Multiple people were stabbed Saturday night at a synagogue in New York’s Rockland County, CBS New York reports. At least five people have been taken to the hospital.
It is unclear exactly how many people were stabbed or how severe any of the injuries are at this time.
The attack occurred during a Hanukkah celebration at Rabbi Rottenberg’s Shul in Monsey, New York. Video outside the shul posted to social media shows a large police and medical personnel presence.
The suspect fled the scene and is still at large, according to The New York Times.
“I am deeply disturbed by the situation unfolding in Monsey, New York tonight,” NY Attorney General Letitia James tweeted Saturday night. “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.”
“Being Jewish should not mean living in fear. These reports are heartbreaking and horrifying,” New York City comptroller Scott Stringer said on Twitter. “I want to be very clear: we must redouble our efforts to keep our community safe in the face of rising anti-Semitism.”
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.