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Conspiracy spreads linking New York building collapse to Chabad

More than 110,000 accounts have viewed a video of a fatal building collapse that happened some 4.5 miles from Chabad headquarters.

Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.
Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

More than 150,000 accounts have viewed a video on X that is said to show the collapse of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y. In fact, the video shows the site of a fatal building collapse, in which a construction worker was killed, some 4.5 miles away in Borough Park.

“Breaking: 60-foot New York tunnels under Chabad synagogue are collapsing. Emergency crews rush to stabilize the situation,” wrote Sulaiman Ahmed, an investigative journalist, to his nearly 375,000 followers.

The building collapse did not take place at Chabad’s headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn but in Borough Park, some 4.5 miles away.

Earlier in the month, police were called to the Chabad headquarters when “young agitators” sought to disrupt the repair of unauthorized tunnels on the site.

The video of the building collapse on Friday appeared to show Orthodox Jews in the vicinity of the building.

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