The suspect in the Hanukah stabbing in Monsey, New York, has bee identified as 37-year-old Thomas Grafton. Grafton was arrested in Harlem and transferred from an NYPD station to Rockland County to face charges.
Monsey Chanukah attack: suspect is Grafton Thomas of Greenwood Lake NY. Charged with 5 counts attempted murder, 1 count burglary. pic.twitter.com/Gh4DMJWVyr
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Grafton will be charged with five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary, officials said at a Sunday morning press conference. He is scheduled to be arraigned Sunday in Rockland County. Police said that Grafton has one prior arrest, which is sealed. Gov. Cuomo on Sunday morning visited with the rabbi who hosted the party.
Grafton allegedly entered the home in Monsey’s Forshay neighborhood armed with a machete around 9:50 p.m. Saturday and stabbed five people. Three were treated and released while two remain hospitalized in serious or critical condition.