BOSTON, MA – On Thursday, police arrested Khaled Awad, 24, after her reportedly stabbed a Rabbi as he stood in front of the Shaloh House, a Jewish day school, where he serves as the executive director.
Awad pointed a gun at Rabbi Shlomo Noginski, and demanded the keys to his vehicle. Noginski ran into a nearby park, where he was stabbed several times by Awad, according to court documents.
Rabbi Noginski, a father of 12, has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.
FOX News reported:
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said her office has launched an investigation into the case but it has not been labeled a hate crime as of yet.
One of Awad's former friends at the University of South Florida, Eric Valiente, told CBS Boston that Awad was "violent" and "anti-Semitic."
"He started becoming violent," Valiente told the local news outlet. "He was very much anti-Semitic. He would say like all types of Jewish jokes. I thought he was joking at first and then I started to see seriousness in his comments."
Awad has been charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a police officer. He is currently being held at the Suffolk County House of Corrections on an ICE detainer.
*Awad entered the United States in 2019 on a student visa, but dropped out of school, ending his legal status in this country, according to ICE.
At the time of his latest arrest, the Egyptian national was out on bond on battery and theft charges in Florida.