Police officials in Ramapo confirmed at around 00:30 (local time) on Sunday, December 29, that an assailant stabbed and wounded at five people in Monsey at around 21:50 on Saturday, December 28. They announced that the suspect is in custody after having been located in Harlem (New York City) and that the investigation is ongoing. The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council for the Hudson Valley region said that the victims were Hasidic Jews who were celebrating Hanukkah in the home of a rabbi.
A heightened security presence is to be expected near the scene of the incident while the investigation is ongoing . Associated disruptions, such as road closures, are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.
Individuals in New York are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.