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Boston Rabbi Stabbed Outside Synagogue, Attacker Arrested

Update July 2nd: Khaled Awad has been arrested and being held without bail; more here.

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Breaking News Thursday July 1st Boston – A Rabbi, Shlomo Noginsky, was stabbed outside a Boston area synagogue Thursday afternoon. Boston Police were called to Shaloh House on Chestnut Hill Ave. around 1 p.m. in Brighton.

Rabbi Noginsky was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and a suspect was taken into custody; he was said to be armed with a knife and gun.

The Rabbi, who is in his 50s, was stabbed multiple times and taken to Boston Medical Center, sources said.

Dan Rodkin, Executive Director of the Shaloh House, said Rabbi Noginsky was attacked but “in good spirits” as he is treated for stab wounds to his arm.

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The facility was placed in lockdown after the stabbing. Staff and children were at Shaloh House for a summer camp program, but Rodkin said none were in danger.

Security will be increased at Shaloh House throughout the remainder of the summer, Rodkin said.

“We are all very shaken by what happened and ask for you to please keep Rabbi Noginsky in your prayers for a refuah sheleima, speedy and complete recovery (Shlomo ben Zlata Miriam). We are heartened by the outpouring of concern and compassion we have received in just the last hours since the incident,” Rodkin said.