Arson suspected in Las Vegas synagogue fire

Multiple cars burned in fire at a Las Vegas Chabad synagogue. No injuries reported.

Arutz Sheva Staff and JTA,

Burning car (illustration)
Burning car (illustration)
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Two fires at a Las Vegas Chabad building prompted an arson investigation by the Nevada city’s fire department.

Three cars were set ablaze Monday night in the parking lot of Chabad of Southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Earlier the same evening, a trash can was set alight in a restroom inside the building. One vehicle was badly damaged, while the other two vehicles suffered minor damage.

No one was hurt in either incident.

An arrest was been made in the incident, the NBC affiliate News 3 reported Tuesday morning, citing a Las Vegas Fire Department spokesman, Tim Szymanski.

Arrest made in connection with arson fires at Chabad of Sn Nevada. Getting the details to issue a media release soon. Suspect at CCDC. PIO1 pic.twitter.com/sFUF5MBCHD

— Tim Szymanski (@firepeio) May 9, 2017

The suspect has been identified as 47 year old Afshin Bahrampour, Fox5Vegas reported. He is being charged with with arson and burglary.

“Unfortunately, throughout the thousands of years of Jewish history, we’ve been targets of multiple attacks, attack after attack,” Chabad Rabbi Levi Harlig told News 3. “God is with us and he protects us and the Jewish nation thrives. The Jewish nation is alive and we’re getting better and were getting stronger.”


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