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NYPD Searching for Individual Responsible for Half a Dozen Antisemitic Incidents

UPDATE March 29, 2023: Antoine Blount, 34, of Forest Hills, was arrested Monday on multiple counts of aggravated harassment and criminal mischief. Police say he’s responsible for at least eight acts of vandalism across the borough; more here.

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UPDATE March 28, 2023: NYPD has arrested the individual responsible for the antisemitic graffiti around Queens; more here.

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The NYPD is searching for a man accused of being behind at least six recent antisemitic incidents in Queens

The man etched a swastika into the sidewalk near the entrance of a synagogue Wednesday afternoon in one of the alleged crimes, according to police. 

Police say the man is linked to at least half a dozen incidents across Forest Hills and Rego Park since March 18. 

“It’s just very sad to have our sacred space violated by a symbol of hate,” said Rabbi Mark Kaiserman of the Reform Temple of Forest Hills. 

“I just feel that there’s a lot of hatred going on right now. I think there’s a lot of anger, people are taking it out in the wrong way,” said Kathleen Nesdale, who’s lived in the borough for more than 60 years. 

The targets in the spree of vandalism include the 112th Precinct, a junior high school, residential buildings and the Reform Temple of Forest Hills. 

Kaiserman hopes the suspect is caught and gets help. 

“And I hope we could come to find, help him learn more and get past what probably is his ignorance in what he is doing,” Kaiserman said. 

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/queens-antisemitic-vandalism-suspect-wanted-nypd/