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An attacker stabbed five people late on Saturday at a rabbi's home in New York state before fleeing, a Jewish organization said, in a rampage that came after days of increased tensions over anti-Semitic assaults.
The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council said on Twitter an attacker wearing a scarf stabbed the victims at a house in Monsey, Rockland County, about 30 miles north of New York City.
All five victims were taken to local hospitals, the council said, adding that two of the victims were critical, with one of them stabbed at least six times.
New York Attorney General Letitia James said she was "deeply disturbed" by the situation in Monsey.
"There is zero tolerance for acts of hate of any kind and we will continue to monitor this horrific situation," she said in a Twitter post.
Local media reports said police were searching the area for the assailant. The Ramapo Police Department did not immediately comment on the situation.
A helicopter crashed into a building on Seventh Avenue in midtown Manhattan on Monday, the New York Fire Department said.
“Traffic patrols and first responders were immediately dispatched to the accident site where they facilitated the arrival of the ambulance and other emergency teams and assisted the transfer of the severely injured to a hospital for necessary treatment,” Al Mazrouei said.
Lightning strike killed one and injured three persons in Indian city of Gurugram on Friday. The victims were trying to take shelter and protect themselves from the rain when they were struck by lightning.
Talks with North Korea should not be for political show but contribute to establishing peace, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Wednesday, just hours after the North test fired two cruise missiles into the sea.
For the Aug. 29 mission, called Artemis 1, the Orion capsule will launch atop the Space Launch System without any humans and orbit the moon before returning to Earth for an ocean splashdown 42 days later.
Noeleen Heyzer's visit to the crisis-wracked country, which began on Tuesday, "will focus on addressing the deteriorating situation and immediate concerns as well as other priority areas of her mandate," the UN has said.