Ramapo Police Chief: “No evidence” to point to Thomas in Howard Drive stabbing

Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel said there is no evidence at this time to link Grafton Thomas to a Monsey stabbing of a Hasidic man in November

SUFFERN – A November incident in which a Hasidic man was stabbed on Howard Drive in Monsey remains under active investigation, Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel said Thursday.

There has been speculation that Grafton Thomas, the Greenwood Lake man who is charged in the Forshay Road machete attack at a Hanukkah ceremony weeks later was involved in that, but Weidel said he has no proof of that.

The chief, Thursday, recounted how the vehicle owned by Thomas’ mother was located nearby in Rockland County after the Howard Drive incident and that it was learned that Grafton Thomas had it, but the department has not connected any dots to indicate he was the man who attacked the victim. “I hope that gives some explanation about why people believe this individual may have been involved in another act, but I have no evidence at all at this time to indicate that, none,” he said.

Weidel said they still want to know why Thomas went to the rabbi’s Forshay Road house the night of the machete attacks. That remains a mystery.

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