The witnesses of Saturday’s knife attack described the events on Sunday as press gathered outside the rabbi’s house, in Monsey, New York, where the attacks took place.
Israel Klaus, one of the witnesses who was attending a Hanukkah party at the Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg’s home, said, “It’s a Hanukkah miracle, it was a miracle that no one was killed.”
Five people were taken to a hospital following the attack, with two of them believed to be in critical condition.
Grafton Thomas was arrested shortly after midnight in Harlem and was reportedly still covered in the victims’ blood when arrested and taken into custody.
The stabbing took place just before 10pm local time on Saturday. The investigation is ongoing.