Report: Knife-wielding man attacks Paris rabbi, son

(JTA) — A rabbi and his 18-year-old son sustained minor injuries in an attack in Paris by a young, knife-wielding man.

Police arrested the man immediately after the attack Tuesday, the French news agency AFP reported.  

The rabbi was identified by the French news sites and JSS News as “Rabbi Baroukh,” 50, of a synagogue situated on Saunier Street in Paris. Both he and his 18-year-old son were attacked outside the synagogue and were rushed to hospital as police subdued the attacker, according to Dreuz.

The attacker was not named but Dreuz reported he was 28 years old and has Iranian origins, and was wearing a uniform from the Vénissieux psychiatric hospital.

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