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  Adar 14, 5769 , 10/03/09

Arab Arrested for Jihadi Threats in Brooklyn Synagogue

Jihadi threats have reached Boro Park. New York City police interrogated an Arab man Monday after he shouted Jihadi threats in a Brooklyn synagogue, Yeshiva World News reports.

The Arab man, 36, entered Boro Park’s ‘Sephardish Shul’, and began reading a paper with Jihadi threats. A Jewish volunteer patrol, the Shomrim, apprehended the suspect, until police officers arrived at the scene, arresting the suspect.

Detectives spoke with the “Middle Eastern man” at a station-house near the synagogue. Police officials reminded the community, “If you see something, say something.” Security in Brooklyn’s heavily Jewish Boro Park community has been stepped up during the Purim holiday.

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