Headlines: Hanukkah stabbing suspect committed, Rye Brook vandalism, school bus crash

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley

News 12 Staff

Jan 27, 2022, 11:29 AM

Updated 899 days ago


Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley
The man accused of a deadly attack in Monsey more than two years ago was back in Rockland County Court Wednesday. Grafton Thomas was ordered to spend the next year getting mental health help and until he's fit to stand trial. Thomas' attorney believes treatment could be extended past those 12 months. Thomas faces a slew of charges for allegedly attacking several people with a machete during a Hanukkah party in Monsey in 2019. Rabbi Josef Neumann, 72, was killed in the incident.
Police in Rye Brook are investigating a string of vandalisms that they believe are all connected. The first two happened between Jan. 20 and Jan. 25 when fire extinguishers were used inside Blind Brook school busses, causing damage to the vehicles. The third incident happened on King Street where the rear windows of the building were smashed. Police believe the same suspects are responsible for all three incidents.
There were some scary moments for students riding to school in Orange County Wednesday morning. Police say sun glare is to blame for a crash involving the bus and seven other cars in Wallkill. Police say the chain-reaction crash happened around 8:30 a.m. on Route 17 near Exit 122. No one was hurt.

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