‘Threw it at his face’: Survivors of Hanukkah stabbing fended off machete-wielding attacker with furniture

Several of the people gathered at a Hanukkah celebration likely saved the lives of their peers by throwing furniture at a man as he attacked the Jewish gathering with a machete Saturday night.

Josef Gluck, 32, recounted the horrific attack that took place on the seventh night of the Jewish festival. In an interview with the New York Times, Gluck explained that the attacker, who has been identified by police as Grafton Thomas, 37, shouted, “I’ll get you,” as he continued to swing his machete.

“At the beginning, he started wielding his machete back and forth, trying to hit everyone around,” Gluck explained, later adding,
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