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  4/20/2014, Nissan 20, 5774

Kansas Shooting Suspect Threatened Ukraine Jews


Chief Rabbi Ya'akov Dov Bleich of the Ukraine said, Sunday, that Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., also known as F. Glenn Miller Jr., suspect in the recent shooting of three people at a Jewish complex in Overland, Kansas, threatened the Jews of Ukraine about a month ago during the turmoil there. Interviewed by the hareidi publication Hamevasser, Rabbi Bleich said the suspect called a hotline for donating to the security of Ukrainian Jews and began to make blatant threats against the Ukrainian Jewish community and Jews in general.

Bleich said the man staffing the headline, a leader of the Kiev Jewish community, stretched the call to almost ten minutes to allow the call to be traced. The Federal Bureau of Investigation called a few days after the shooting to ask for more details of the conversation.

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