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A man attacked a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's home north of New York City late Saturday, stabbing and wounding five people before fleeing in a vehicle, police said.
The attack appeared to be the latest in a string targeting Jews in the region, including a massacre at a kosher grocery store in New Jersey earlier this month.
Police said the stabbings happened at around 10 p.m. in Monsey, one of several Hudson Valley towns that have seen an influx in large numbers of Hasidic Jews in recent years.
Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel said hours later that New York City police had located a vehicle and possible suspect being sought in connection with the stabbing.
New York City Police wouldn't immediately confirm whether anyone was in custody.
Top state officials, including Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Leticia James, released statements condemning the attack.
5 stabbed during celebration
Authorities say that five people were stabbed north of New York City during a Hanukkah celebration late Saturday night and a possible suspect has been located.
Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel said officers received reports of a stabbing just before 10 p.m. at a residence in Monsey, New York.
Weidel said New York City police officers located the vehicle and possible suspect being sought in connection with the stabbing.
Photos and videos posted on Twitter show a large emergency response with paramedics running and pushing stretchers. A number of police and emergency vehicles could be seen in the images.
The Anti-Defamation League of New York and New Jersey says it's also aware of reports and is on the way to the scene in Monsey.
Monsey is about an hour north of New York City.
The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council for the Hudson Valley region tweeted reports that the stabbings took place at the house of a Hasidic rabbi while they were celebrating Hanukkah.
Several state and local officials have described the location of the stabbing as a synagogue.
Weidel said the five people were taken to hospitals for treatment. It is unclear what the extent of their injuries are or a motive in the stabbing.
New York State Attorney General Leticia James said she was "deeply disturbed" by Saturday's incident.
"I am deeply disturbed by the situation unfolding in Monsey, New York tonight," she tweeted. "There is zero tolerance for acts of hate of any kind and we will continue to monitor this horrific situation. I stand with the Jewish community tonight and every night.''
The stabbings in Monsey come on the heels of apparently anti-Semitic attacks reported throughout New York during Hanukkah.
Saturday was the seventh night of Hanukkah.
Around New York City, police have gotten at least six reports this week - and eight since Dec. 13 - of attacks possibly propelled by anti-Jewish bias.
House of Rabbi targetted
Multiple people were stabbed at a Jewish place of worship in upstate New York late Saturday night, a public affairs group said.
"At 9:50 this eve, a call came in about a mass stabbing... It's the house of a Hasidic Rabbi. 5 patients with stab wounds, all Hasidic, were transported to local hospitals," the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) tweeted.
Two people were reportedly in critical condition, OJPAC added.
CBS New York reported that a man brandishing a machete went into the rabbi's property in Monsey, New York State, an area with a large Jewish population, during a Hanukkah celebration and knifed at least three people before fleeing.
Yossi Gestetner, a co-founder of the OJPAC for the Hudson Valley region, told the New York Times one of the victims was a son of the rabbi.
"The house had many dozens of people in there," Gestetner said. "It was a Hanukkah celebration."
Police in the US have been battling a rash of attacks against Jewish targets in recent years.
Saturday's stabbing follows a shooting earlier this month at a kosher deli in a New York suburb that authorities said was fueled in part by anti-Semitism.
Six people were killed in the Jersey City attack, including the two suspects.