Chabad Rabbi Stabbed in Front of Jewish Day School and Synagogue in Boston

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Ben Samuels
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The Shaloh House Jewish Day School in Boston's Brighton neighborhood on Thursday.
The Shaloh House Jewish Day School in Boston's Brighton neighborhood on Thursday.Credit: Screenshot from Google Maps / JTA
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Ben Samuels

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

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

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A suspect is in police custody.

“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 Chabad.org.

A Boston Police Department spokesperson said the victim was stabbed outside the building that houses the school and synagogue on Chestnut Hill Street in the Brighton neighborhood. 

According to Chabad.org, 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.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, the progressive Democrat who represents much of Boston, said Rabbi Noginski and his family are in her prayers tonight.

"While we await further details and pray for his recovery, let me say plainly that all of our neighbors deserve to live free from fear. Antisemitism is a clear and persistent threat to our communities," Pressley added.

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