Khaled Awad: Man Accused of Stabbing Boston Rabbi

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Khaled Awad was identified by police as the suspect in the stabbing of Rabbi Shlomo Noginski in Boston. Noginski is recovering in the hospital, and Awad is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, authorities said.

Boston Police said Awad, 24, of Brighton was arrested Thursday, July 1. He was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a police officer, police said. He is expected to be arraigned in Brighton District Court, the statement said.

Noginski suffered multiple stab wounds, but his injuries were not considered to be life threatening, according to Boston Police. He was stabbed multiple times at about 1:19 p.m. Thursday in the area of Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton, police said.

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Authorities Said Awad Pointed a Gun at Noginski & Demanded He Open His Van Doors in the Moments Before the Stabbing

Boston Police are continuing their investigation into the stabbing and what led to the rabbi being stabbed outside the Shaloh House on Chestnut Hill Avenue, a Jewish school in Brighton.

Boston Police told CBS Boston Awad was armed with a knife and a gun when he approached Noginski outside the school. Authorities alleged Awad pointed the gun at him and told him to open his van. Noginski gave Awad the keys, police said, and tried to run to the park across the street, Brighton Common. Police alleged Awad stabbed Noginski eight times in the struggle.

David Harris, CEO of the American Jewish Committee, wrote about the attack on Twitter and said the stabbing indicates Jewish people are subject to “clear and present danger” due to antisemitism in America.

He wrote:

For anyone who wonders if Jew-hatred in the US is a clear & present danger:

This is Rabbi Shlomo Noginski.

On July 1, he was stabbed 8x in broad daylight outside a Brighton, Mass. synagogue.

A suspect, Khaled Awad, has been arrested.

Prayers for the rabbi’s full recovery.