The suspected Grafton Thomas, who injured five people through stabbing at a rabbi’s house near New York last weekend, is accused of committing a hate crime. Documents show that he is sympathetic to Nazism and Adolf Hitler.
The incident took place Saturday night at an ultra-Orthodoxy, Rabbi’s home in Monsey, 40 kilometers north of New York City, during a celebration for the Jewish Hanukkah party. Grafton Thomas is believed to have entered the house around 10: 00 p.m. and stabbed people with a knife.
The suspected perpetrator fled with a car, but he was later arrested in the Harlem district.
According to court records, 37-year-old Grafton Thomas wrote down his anti-Semitic ideas. He referred, among other things, to the “nazi culture” and signed swastikas.
He would also have looked up on the internet “why Hitler hated Jews”, as well as addresses of “Zionist temples”.
The defendant is charged with attempted murder but pleaded not guilty on Sunday.