A man threw a Molotov cocktail at a New Jersey synagogue in an arson attempt on Sunday morning, police and the synagogue said, according to CNN.

The suspect lit and threw the Molotov cocktail at the front door of Temple Ner Tamid around 3:00 a.m. local time and then fled the scene, Bloomfield police said in a news release. The bottle broke, but did not cause any damage to the building.

Temple Ner Tamid confirmed in a phone call with CNN that it was the synagogue that was targeted.

Police in Livingston, New Jersey, which is about eight miles west of Bloomfield, said they would increase patrols of synagogues in the area as a result of the attack.

New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said in a statement that his office was investigating the arson attempt in collaboration with local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Dov Ben-Shimon, the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey, to which Temple Ner Tamid belongs, wrote on Twitter that the attack was part of a wider spike in antisemitic hate crimes.

The “incident comes amidst a climate of intimidation and intolerance, and a rising tide of anti-Jewish hate crimes and hate speech against Jews,” he said, according to CNN.

“Our Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ will continue to work with all partners in the community to stand up to hate, build our resilience, and promote safety and security,” added Ben-Shimon.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy condemned the attack on Sunday evening, writing on Twitter, “Let me be clear: there is no place for violence or hate in New Jersey and I strongly condemn these acts.”

Last month, a swastika was found carved into the top of a desk at a middle school in Glen Rock, New Jersey.

Earlier that month, a playground in Montclair, New Jersey was vandalized with antisemitic graffiti which included multiple swastikas, antisemitic phrases and hate speech.

In November, the FBI in Newark said it had received “credible information of a broad threat to synagogues” in the state.

The FBI later said that the threat had been “mitigated” but an increased police presence at synagogues and Jewish schools continued across the state.

A new survey released by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in mid-January found widespread belief in antisemitic conspiracy theories and tropes, with twenty percent of respondents admitting to holding such views, nearly double the number in a previous survey conducted by ADL in 2019. A significant number of those surveyed also expressed anti-Israel sentiments.