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Rabbi stabbed outside Boston synagogue

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A Rabbi was stabbed outside of a Jewish synagogue in the Boston area, according to multiple reports.

Rabbi Sholomo Noginsky was stabbed outside of the Shaloh House, Boston 25 News reported citing the synagogue’s executive director Rabbi Dan Rodkin.

In a letter to the community, Rodkin said the facility went into lockdown when the attack occurred.

“He is, thank God, in stable condition and being treated in the hospital for stab wounds to his arm,” Rodkin said, according to Boston 25.

Boston Police told The Hill that it responded to a call around 1:19 p.m. on Thursday afternoon on Chestnut Ave. in Brighton. Police located an adult male suffering from multiple stab wounds. 

The victim was transported to the hospital and was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Law enforcement arrested another adult male at the location, and transported him to a local police station. 

Police said they’re in the preliminary stages of an investigation, and they did not identify either the suspect or the victim, nor did they elaborate on what led up to the stabbing. 

However, the suspect reportedly asked Noginsky to take him to his car, and then force him inside, Fox News reported citing COLlive.com. Noginsky tried to run across the street to a nearby park, and was stabbed multiple times in the arm.

 

The American Defamation League of New England said in a statement that the stabbing has “sent a shockwave of fear and anxiety” throughout the Jewish community.

“As this investigation unfolds, we call for full transparency so that the community gets answers as to why a rabbi was stabbed outside of his house of worship,” the league said.

Updated 9:43 p.m.

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