At least five Jews stabbed in New York (vid)

Multiple people were stabbed in an attack at the home of a rabbi in Monsey, New York, on Saturday night.

Local media reported that the man entered the home and stabbed at least five people during a Hanukkah celebration.

The man reportedly pulled out a machete to attack the victims, before running out and escaping in a vehicle. Police have arrested him.

First responders treated the victims and transported them to hospital. At least two of them are in critical condition.

The Orthodox Public Affairs Council for the Hudson Valley region said on Twitter, “At 9:50 this eve, a call came in about a mass stabbing at 47 Forshay Road in Monsey (Rockland County; 30 miles North of NYC). It’s the house of a Hasidic Rabbi. 5 patients with stab wounds, all Hasidic, were transported to local hospitals.”