Chicago synagogue on alert on after an attempted arson

Chicago synagogues targets of arson, vandalism; police step up patrols
by John Bacon
May 20, 2019

Police in Chicago were stepping up patrols at Jewish schools, businesses and synagogues Monday after someone attempted to set fire to a synagogue with Molotov cocktails. Police released a surveillance photo of a man in a hoodie walking near Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in the Lakeview section of the city. Police say he is accused of attempted aggravated arson at two adjoining sites. “The offender used a Molotov at both locations but resulted in no fire damage and no injuries,” police said in a community alert. READ MORE

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