A Chabad rabbi was held at gunpoint and stabbed eight times outside of a synagogue and Jewish school in Boston, yesterday afternoon.
The attack on Rabbi Shlomo Noginsky occurred at 13:19pm, where it was reported that the assailant held Rabbi Noginsky at gunpoint and attempted to force him into his car, at which point the rabbi fled. The attacker was then believed to have chased after him, stabbing him in the arm eight times. After Rabbi Noginsky called for help, the attacker fled the scene before being apprehended by police shortly after.
The suspect, 24-year-old Khaled Awad, will be tried in Brighton District Court under the charges of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a police officer.
Speaking from his hospital bed, Rabbi Noginski said of the attack: “I am grateful to the Boston Police Department for their rapid response, and relieved that the perpetrator is in custody. I am looking forward to returning to my work as soon as possible.”