Suspect Arrested Hours After New York Hanukkah Attack

New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea praised the “calm and professional” actions of police officers in the arrest of a suspect in a stabbing attack at a rabbi’s home in Monsey on December 28.

Shea said the “keen eye and quick response” of officers David Radziwon and Russell Mattera led to the arrest, near West 144th Street in Harlem, New York.

The stabbings happened around 10 pm on Saturday, December 28, at the home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, where a large number of people had gathered.

The suspect was named as Grafton Thomas, 37. He was charged Sunday with five counts of attempted murder and one of burglary. Thomas has denied the charges. Credit: NYPD via Storyful