Chabad rabbi stabbed in front of Jewish day school and synagogue in Boston


(JTA) — A Chabad emissary was stabbed outside a Jewish day school and synagogue in Boston on Thursday afternoon.

Rabbi Shlomo Noginski suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to a statement by the director of the Shaloh House Jewish Day School, Rabbi Dan Rodkin.

Boston Police arrested the suspect, Khaled Awad, on the day of the attack. Awad, 24, lives in the Brighton neighborhood, the site of the stabbing. He will be arraigned in Brighton District Court and charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a police officer.

“We are all very shaken by what happened and ask for you to please keep Rabbi Noginski in your prayers,” Rodkin said in a statement, according to

A Boston Police Department spokesperson said the stabbing took place outside the building that houses the school and synagogue on Chestnut Hill Street at 1:19 p.m. According to, the attacker was arrested while holding a knife and gun.

The school was hosting a Jewish summer camp. The camp went into lockdown at the time of the stabbing.

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