Man who intervened in Monsey attack to receive Senate award

State Sen. David Carlucci will award the New York State Senate Liberty Medal on Sunday to Josef Gluck for his bravery and quick thinking during the brutal attack in Monsey over Hanukkah in which five people were slashed with a machete.

Gluck escorted a small child out of harm’s way and threw a coffee table at the attacker, then rushed outside to get the assailant’s license plate number before he drove away. That number enabled police to find the suspect, Grafton Thomas, in Harlem shortly after the Dec. 28 rampage.

The Senate Liberty Medal is given for exceptional, heroic or humanitarian acts on behalf of fellow New Yorkers.

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