Rabat is the capital and fifth largest city of Morocco.
Professor Tompkins was assaulted during a lecture to international bio-geneticists in Rabat, Morocco, where several eyewitnesses claimed that the assailant "appeared out of nowhere", fired an antique pistol at Tompkins, and then immediately vanished. There was no surveillance footage of the incident, and Tompkins sustained only minor injuries.
The report of the shooting was among the many that were being monitored at Providence by Skye and Eric Koenig, as Skye suspected that the culprit could be one of the former inmates of the Fridge. However, based on the description, Koenig dismissed it, as its description could fit any common mugging.