the Lawyer of an African American Grafton Thomas, who was arrested on suspicion of assault with a knife near the synagogue in the heart of Monsey in upstate new York, said that he suffered from mental disorders.
according to CNN, the statement of the detainee’s family, which published the advocate, said that if what you accuse Thomas, was really committed to them, it “tragically reflects his serious mental disorder”.
Family said that the 37-year-old Thomas “took a course of treatment of such diseases.”
it Also became known that in the course of 2019, he was twice arrested by the police on charges of “endangering the lives of other people.” However, what the incidents in question, the lawyer said, reports TASS.
the public relations of the Orthodox Jews (OJPAC) stated that the attack in the house of a Hasidic Rabbi in Monsey, which occurred on December 28, on the seventh day of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, injured at least five people.
in addition, according to us media reports, Thomas tried to break in to a nearby synagogue, but her door was quickly closed and prevent another attack.
US President Donald trump called the incident “appalling” and the Governor of new York Andrew Cuomo said that the authorities regarded it as an act of domestic terrorism.
on the same day in Texas the attacker opened fire in the Church during the service.