Monday, April 26, 2021

NYPD Hate Crime Unit Searches For Man Suspected Of Hurling Rocks At Multiple Synagogues 

Police in New York City are working to identify a suspect believed to be responsible for six attacks on four different synagogues between Friday and Sunday, numerous sources reported.

The New York Police Department's (NYPD) Hate Crimes Task Force is searching for the individual believed to have hurled rocks at four Bronx synagogues, according to NBC 4. Young Israel of Riverdale and the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale were each attacked once, and Riverdale Jewish Center and the Riverdale Jewish Synagogue were each attacked twice, totaling six attacks, CNN reported. 

NYPD Detective Francis Sammon said two of the attacks happened Friday, three on Saturday and one on Sunday, according to CNN. In each attack, a suspect is believed to have thrown rocks and shattered or heavily damaged windows and doors at the synagogues at nighttime. 

On Saturday night, the suspect broke the windows at Riverdale Jewish Synagogue. Ten minutes later, someone smashed the windows at the Conservative Synagogue, according to WPIX. Minutes later, someone smashed the windows at Young Israel of Riverdale before the Riverdale Jewish Center was targeted for the second time.


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