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Rabbi Stabbed In Brighton; Police Identify Suspect In Custody

A rabbi was stabbed on Thursday afternoon outside of a Jewish day school in Brighton, according to the American Jewish Committee.

The committee named the victim as Rabbi Shlomo Noginski.

Boston police confirmed that an adult man was stabbed in the area of Chestnut Hill Avenue and Washington Street at about 1:19 p.m. — but did not name him — and his injuries were not life-threatening.

Police say the suspect, 24-year-old Khaled Awad, of Brighton, has been arrested and charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on an officer. He will be arraigned in Brighton District Court.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contract police detectives or submit an anonymous tip.

“We are praying for Rabbi Noginski’s full recovery," AJC New England Regional Director Rob Leikind wrote in a statement. "This terrible crime underscores the sense of vulnerability that many in the Jewish community feel today. Anti-Jewish activism has become a viral menace."

ADL New England said it's holding a vigil Thursday morning in support of the rabbi.

This article was originally published on July 01, 2021.

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