A Chabad Rabbi was stabbed outside of a Chabad Center in Boston on Thursday.
It happened outside the Shaloh House, a synagogue and school in Brighton near Boston, Massachusetts at approximately 1:00 PM, police said.
The victim Rabbi Shlomo Noginsky is a Chabad Rabbi and father of children who moved from Israel to help serve the Russian-speaking Jewish community in Boston.
The attacker was immediately arrested by Boston Police. The motive for the attack remains unclear.
According to reports, Noginski was sitting on the front steps of the Shaloh House when the suspect approached him, drew a gun and asked Noginski to take him to his car. When the suspect attempted to force Noginski into the car, the rabbi tried running across the street to a small park called Brighton Common, where the suspect stabbed Noginski multiple times in the arm.
A firearm and a knife were found on the attacker when he was apprehended by police, sources said.
The victim has sustained serious injuries to his shoulder, and is in stable condition.
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The Shaloh House is the site of a Gan Israel Day Camp, which was in session at the time of the attack. The facility immediately went into lockdown to ensure the safety of all the children and staff in the camp, and at no point during the incident were any of the children in danger, Rabbi Dan Rodkin, Director of the Shaloh House, said in a statement to parents.
“We are heartened by the outpouring of concern and compassion we have received in just the last hours since the incident,” Rodkin said.