Man Arrested After Stabbing Five People With Machete in Horrifying Anti-Semitic Attack in New York

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stabbing happened at a Hanukkah event

ABOVE VIDEO: New York machete stabbings at Hanukkah event in rabbi’s home result in 5 wounded: reports

(FOX NEWS) – The man accused of entering the home of a New York rabbi and stabbing five people with a machete in a horrifying anti-Semitic attack on Saturday night pleaded not guilty to multiple murder charges hours after the attack.

Wearing a white jumpsuit, Grafton E. Thomas, 37, of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., appeared at the Ramapo Town Hall in Ramapo, N.Y. last Sunday morning, faces five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary. Bail was set at $5 million.

Police said Thomas alleged entered the home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg in Monsey, a suburb north of New York City, during a Hanukkah celebration – the latest in a string of anti-Semitic incidents in recent weeks that including beatings of Jewish people in the streets of New York City and a massacre at a kosher grocery store in Jersey City, N.J.

Thomas fled the scene of the stabbing but was later captured in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. He had blood all over this clothing and smelled of bleach, according to prosecutors.

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