(October 6, 2020 / JNS) A man was arrested and charged on Monday for allegedly vandalizing a Jewish center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Osman Butt, 25, was charged with burglary and criminal mischief, both as a hate crime, for allegedly breaking windows of the Shore Parkway Jewish Center on Sunday night.
Butt used a flagpole to “break numerous windows,” entering the building and then “continued to damage property,” reported Hamodia, citing the New York Police Department.
Following his arrest, Butt made anti-Semitic remarks, according to the outlet.
The Anti-Defamation League’s New York/New Jersey chapter tweeted: “We are deeply unsettled to learn that a synagogue’s window in Brooklyn was damaged. This should never happen but it is painful to see one of our spiritual homes vandalized during the festival of Sukkot. TY @NYPDHateCrimes for swiftly investigating.”
We are deeply unsettled to learn that a synagogue’s window in Brooklyn was damaged. This should never happen but it is painful to see one of our spiritual homes vandalized during the festival of Sukkot. TY @NYPDHateCrimes for swiftly investigating. #NY is #NoPlaceForHate https://t.co/c9h7ZyWdQZ
— ADL New York / New Jersey (@ADL_NYNJ) October 5, 2020
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