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‘Domestic Terrorism’: Anti-Jewish Attack Suspect Identified as Grafton Thomas

Posted on | December 29, 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Domestic Terrorism’: Anti-Jewish Attack Suspect Identified as Grafton Thomas


Few specifics on the attacker’s background are known yet:

The accused attacker of a group of Orthodox Jews during the Hannukah celebration in Rockland County is Grafton Thomas, 38, it was revealed in court.
Thomas, of Greenwood Lake, NY, was arrested in Harlem less than two hours after storming into the basement of a rabbi’s house in Monsey, a hamlet about 30 minutes north of the city, and stabbing five people.
CNN, which first named the suspect, reports that Thomas’s license plate was captured while coming over the George Washington Bridge in his Nissan Sentra around 11:45 p.m.
The accused attacker was taken up to Ramapo Police headquarters around 4 a.m.
He faces five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary, according to Police Chief Brad Weidel.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the attack “act of domestic terrorism” Sunday morning and has vowed to make changes to state law to strengthen prosecution against such acts.

More news:

The suspect in a machete attack on Jewish worshipers celebrating Hanukkah was ordered held on $5 million bail, a local official said.
Grafton Thomas was arraigned on five counts of attempted murder in the Saturday night incident, Ramapo Town Supervisor Michael Specht tweeted Sunday.
Thomas is due back in court on Jan. 3, Specht said.

We can expect more information on the suspect to develop.




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