Rabbi and Two Congregants Stabbed Outside Synagogue in Marseille

A rabbi and two of his congregants were stabbed outside a synagogue on Marseilles, France.

The attack occurred on Saturday morning. The assailant, who is known to local police and is considered mentally unstable, shouted anti-Semitic epithets at his Jewish victims at the time of the attack.

One of the victims was stabbed several times in the abdomen and is in serious but not life-threatening condition, the French daily LeFigaro reported.

The attacker was drunk at the time of the attack. He was arrested by police and taken for questioning.

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