Hanukkah Stabbing Suspect Charged With Federal Hate Crimes | NBC Nightly News

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Tonight authorities revealed the suspect’s antis-semitic messages, revealed the suspect’s antis-semitic messages and that’s where we antis-semitic messages and that’s where we begin with nbc’s kathy and that’s where we begin with nbc’s kathy park. begin with nbc’s kathy park. reporter tonight, a park. reporter Tonight a chilling look at the reporter tonight. A chilling look at the moment, polic ...
say chilling. Look at the moment. Police say thomas launched an moment. Police say thomas launched an attack at a jewish thomas, launched an attack at a jewish congregation attack at a jewish congregation celebrating hanukkah. congregation celebrating hanukkah. He said no one is celebrating hanukkah. , he said no one is leaving as he charged he saidno one is leaving as he charged through a packed leaving as he charged through a packed rabbi’s home.

through a packed rabbi’s home. joseph used his table, rabbi’s home. joseph used. His table to fight off the joseph used his table to fight off the attack. to fight off the attack. , i saw he’s looking attack. I saw he’s looking at me. I saw he’s looking at me. I smashed it in his at me.

I smashed it in his face. I smashed it in his face. reporter hours, face. , reporter hours later, police found reporter hours later, police found thomas in manhattan in later police found thomas in manhattan. In his carsmelling of thomas in manhattan, in his car smelling of bleach. his car smelling of bleach. , he had a machete and bleach. He had a machete and knife both had traces. He had a machete and knife both had traces of dry blood.

knife both had traces of dry blood. in his home, the fbi of dry blood. in his home. The fbi said they found in his home. The fbi said they found handwritten journals said they found handwritten journals, that included handwritten journals, that included references to hitler, that included references to hitler and nazi culture and references to hitler and nazi culture and drawings of a swastika and nazi culture and drawings of a swastika And starof david. drawings of a swastika and star of david. authorities say his and star of david. authorities say his phone shows. Thomas had authorities say his phone shows, thomas had been searching for phone shows, thomas had been searching for nearby temples. been searching for nearby temples. We’Ll have patrols nearby temples.

; we’ll have patrols of different ethnic . We’Ll have patrols of different ethnic backgrounds, working of different ethnic backgrounds, working together to send a backgrounds working together to send a message. Hate won’t be together to send a message: hate won’t, be tolerated. message: hate won’t, be tolerated. , reporter local tolerated. , reporter local officials promised reporter local officials promised increased security, officialspromised increased security, with fears of increased security, with fears of anti-semitism, like The with fears of anti-semitism like the deadly attack on a anti-semitism like the deadly attack on a jersey, city, deli. , deadly attack on a jersey city, deli. nationwide. There are jersey, city, deli. nationwide. There are more than 1800 anti nationwide. There are more than 1800 anti say, met tick, insurance, more than 1800 anti say, met tick, insurance, semimet tick say, met tick, insurance, semimet, tick, semimet, tick, semimet, tick, semimet, tick, incidents.

, semimet, tick, incidents. , his mother says he incidents. his mother says he suffers from mental. His mother says he suffers from mental illness. , suffers from mental illness. my impression illness. , my impression speaking with him. He my impression speaking with him. He needs serious speaking with him. He needs serious psychiatric needs, serious psychiatric evaluation. psychiatric evaluation. , , reporter of the evaluation.

, reporter of the five men injured, one , reporter of the five men injured, one is still in critical. Five men injured, one is still in critical. Condition. is still in critical, condition. and thomas pleaded. Not condition. and thomas pleaded not guilty to all five.


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