5 wounded in stabbing at NY rabbi’s house


New York
An intruder stabbed and wounded five people at a rabbi’s house in New York during a party to celebrate the Jewish festival of Hanukkah late Saturday, officials said.
The victims, all Hasidic members of the Jewish faith, were transported to local hospitals — two in critical condition — the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) tweeted after receiving a call at 9:50pm.
A suspect has been taken into custody and a vehicle safeguarded, a spokesman for the NYPD told AFP.
Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo said in a statement that he was “horrified” by the “despicable and cowardly act”, and had directed the State Police hate crimes task force to investigate.– AFP