- Associated Press - Monday, April 27, 2015

BRYN MAWR, Pa. (AP) - A former kitchen employee faces an attempted homicide charge in the stabbing Monday of a current kitchen worker at a Hebrew school in Philadelphia’s Main Line suburbs, authorities said. No students were injured.

Police in Radnor Township said the stabbing happened shortly before 10 a.m. at Jack Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr. The school said on its website that the stabbing took place while all students were in class, and the assailant immediately fled the property.

“As a precautionary measure, our school immediately followed our lockdown procedure,” school head Sharon Levin said in a message posted on the school’s website and Facebook page, adding that “at no time” were any students in danger.

Police Lt. Andy Block said someone activated a panic alarm that alerted authorities to an intruder on campus. The suspect fled on the nearby SEPTA Norristown high-speed line train, but the train was stopped at the Overbrook station and he was arrested, police said.

The injured kitchen worker, who was stabbed in the head and neck, was taken to a hospital in serious condition. Authorities said his injuries are not considered life-threatening.



Ivan Moore, 32, of Philadelphia, who also was treated for cuts on his hands, faces several charges, including attempted homicide, aggravated and simple assault and reckless endangering, police said. A listed number for him couldn’t be found Monday, and it was unclear whether he had an attorney who could comment on the charges.

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