(JNS) A male suspect repeatedly stabbed Chabad emissary, Rabbi, Shlomo Noginsky, outside of the Shaloh House Jewish Day School in Brighton, Massachusetts, which primarily serves the Boston area’s Russian Jewish community.
Noginsky is a rabbi and teacher at the Shaloh House where the summer day camp was in session, reported Chabad.org. He is being treated at a hospital and is in stable condition.
Police arrested the male attacker and a firearm and knife were found. The school went into immediate lockdown and no campers were harmed.
“We are all very shaken by what happened and ask for you to please keep Rabbi Noginski in your prayers,” Shaloh House director Rabbi Don Rodkin said in a statement.
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Chabad.org cited a report that Noginski was in front of the building when the suspect drew a gun and asked Noginski to take him to his car and before entering he ran away to a park where the attacker stabbed him many times on the arm. Eventually, the attacker fled.
“This afternoon’s horrific stabbing of a rabbi outside of Shaloh House…has sent a shockwave of fear and anxiety throughout the community,” said Robert Trestan, regional director of ADL New England. “We are grateful for the rapid response of Boston and Brookline Police and emergency responders.”
Trestan added,“healing from this incident will require accountability, justice and answers.”