Suspect in Monsey Hanukkah stabbing attack indicted on attempted murder, assault charges

Kimberly Dole
January 03, 2020 - 2:23 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) --  Officials on Friday, indicted the man they say stabbed five people during a Hanukkah celebration in Rockland County over the weekend.

Grafton Thomas, 37, is facing charges of attempted murder, three counts of assault, three counts of attempted assault and two counts of burglary in connection to a stabbing attack that left Josef Neumann, 72, critically injured.

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According to Thomas' attorney, hospital records show Thomas had been treated for Schizophrenia and has bipolar disorder.

The attack occurred amid a series of violent attacks targeting Jews in the region that have led to increased security, particularly around religious gatherings.

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