Boston rabbi stabbed outside synagogue, suspect in custody

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A rabbi was reportedly stabbed multiple times Thursday outside a Boston synagogue but is expected to recover. 

The incident occurred just before 1:20 p.m. on Chestnut Hill Avenue in the city’s Brighton neighborhood, the Boston Police Department told Fox news. 

The alleged attacker was taken into custody and the victim was taken to a hospital with non life-threatening wounds police said. A photo circulating on social media purportedly showed the rabbi covered in blood. Fox News has not independently confirmed the authenticity of the photo. 

A police spokesman was not aware if a weapon has been recovered. The incident was not being investigated as a hate crime. 

Fox News has reached out to the synagogue near where the stabbing occurred but has not heard back. 

WBZ-TV reported the victim was a man in his 50s. Sources told the news station, the suspect had a knife and gun.

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