1-Year-Old Stabbed Outside Philadelphia Synagogue

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A 1-year-old was stabbed in the forearm outside the Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel synagogue in Philadelphia. The child is in stable condition, and no arrests have been made nor weapons recovered. Officials have stated that the stabbing was not antisemitic and was conducted by an individual known to the police who was in the midst of a mental health crisis.


Philadelphia Synagogue Stabbing: 1-Year-Old Stabbed Outside Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel

A 1-year-old was apprehended, suffering from a stab wound, outside the Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel (BZBI) synagogue in Center City, Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.

Philadelphia police reported the boy was stabbed in the left forearm and was then taken to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he is now in stable condition.

No arrests have been made and no weapons were recovered at the scene, according to police. The synagogue’s executive director confirmed that the incident was not an antisemitic attack and that none of the parties involved were affiliated with the synagogue.

The executive director highlighted that an individual involved had been undergoing a mental health crisis. The director emphasized the commitment of the BZBI staff and security team in ensuring the safety of their congregants and children attending Religious School.

Authorities have linked this stabbing to another incident that occurred several blocks away. Another stabbing occurred around 8:30 a.m. Saturday on Chancellor Street, where a 24-year-old woman was stabbed in the chest and finger. This incident is currently being investigated by the police.

Residents have expressed their concerns over the unusual surge in violence. One resident recounted the disturbing scene: “I heard a guy shouting, ‘Omg! Omg!’ So I looked out the window and the black hoodie guy was running away,” said Ashley Jeong from Center City. “The baby was crying.”

Anyone with information regarding this stabbing incident is urged to contact the Philadelphia police.

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