Boston Police confirmed the stabbing incident at the intersection of Chestnut Hill Avenue and Washington Street, in the Brighton section of Boston. Shaloh House School Executive Director Rabbi Dan Rodkin identified the victim of the stabbing near the school to CNN as Rabbi Shlomo Noginski.
According to police, he sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Rodkin said the Rabbi is in stable condition, and “in good spirits and being treated in the hospital for stab wounds to his arm.”
From his hospital bed, Rabbi Noginski thanked the police. “I am grateful for the Boston Police Department for their rapid response and relieved the perpetrator is in custody,” he said, according to CNN affiliate WBZ.
According to the Boston Police, the investigation of the incident remains ongoing. They identified the suspect in custody as Khaled Awad, 24, of Brighton.
Awad on Friday pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and battery on a police officer, according to Bob McGovern, communications director for the Public Defender Agency of Massachusetts.
CNN has reached out to Steve Weymouth, an attorney for Awad, for comment.
Awad was ordered held without bail and will remain in custody pending another court hearing scheduled for July 8.
Rabbi Rodkin said Shaloh House School immediately took security measures.
The Anti-Defamation League of New England is monitoring developments connected to the stabbing, according to a tweet the organization released Thursday afternoon.