Khaled Awad Wiki – Khaled Awad Bio
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 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.
He is 24 years old.
Rabbi Shlomo Noginski 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.
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. pic.twitter.com/I5bgEEu25b
— David Harris (@DavidHarrisAJC) July 2, 2021
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.
CBS Boston reported Noginski was born in Russia and is in his 50s. He has 12 children, the news outlet reported.
Boston Police are continuing their investigation into the motive behind the stabbing, while the Anti-Defamation League is calling on authorities to investigate the stabbing as a hate crime. ADL New England regional director Robert Trestan said in a statement that the Jewish community is “angry, living in fear and needs answers, accountability, and security.”
“Facts emerging from the stabbing of a Rabbi in Brighton, MA yesterday include multiple indicators pointing towards antisemitism,” the statement said. “We call on the Boston Police Department Civil Rights Unit to investigate yesterday’s violent attack as a hate crime. Boston’s Jewish community is angry, living in fear and needs answers, accountability, and security.”
Dan Rodkin, Executive Director of the Shaloh House, described the attack in a statement to CBS Boston.
“The attacker came to him and pointed a gun at him, and said, ‘Open your car.’ [Rabbi Noginski] gave him the key and said, ‘Here’s the key’. And he said ‘No, you open the car.’” said