Man charged following synagogue stabbing

April 19, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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A  man has been charged by Victorian police following a stabbing incident in a Melbourne synagogue last Shabbat following a dispute over food.

Jrambam-Wire understands there was an argument between two men over either cake or herring resulting in a man in his 20s being stabbed in the abdomen following the service at the Rambam Sephardi Shule in Hotham St..

The victim  is currently in Melbournes The Alfred hospital in a serious condition and apparently is known to his attacker.

The Community Security Group has issued a report stating that the offender was intoxicated. All venues in the St Kilda East and Caulfield areas were placed into lockdown.

A police spokesperson told J-Wire: “Police have arrested a 46-year-old man following a stabbing in Hotham Street, St Kilda East on Saturday.

The St Kilda East man was arrested in Caulfield North and taken back to a police station.

He has been charged with Intentionally cause serious injury, recklessly cause serious injury and assault with a weapon.

He was bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates court on 23 September.”


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