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Man Arrested for Antisemitic Outburst at New York Synagogue

A 22-year-old man faces charges after making antisemitic remarks and gestures at a Northern Westchester synagogue during Rosh Hashanah services, police said. 

The incident happened at the Congregation Sons of Israel synagogue in Briarcliff Manor, police said.

The arrest resulted from an incident on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Congregation Sons of Israel (CSI) synagogue in Briarcliff Manor at 1666 Pleasantville Rd., according to Briarcliff Manor Police.

During Rosh Hashanah services, a verbal altercation occurred between the synagogue’s security and a food delivery driver. During this, the delivery driver made antisemitic remarks and gestures that were seen and heard by the congregation, police said.

The driver’s partial license plate was able to be obtained and a vehicle matching this description was soon located by authorities. 

The driver, a 22-year-old Yonkers man whose name was not released, was arrested and charged with disruption or disturbance of a religious service, a misdemeanor. He was later arraigned at the Briarcliff Manor Justice Court and released. 

He will again appear in court on Wednesday, Sept. 27. 

According to Briarcliff Manor Police, the incident is believed to be isolated and more action will be taken if deemed necessary.  

Source: https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/briarcliff/man-nabbed-after-making-anti-semitic-remarks-at-briarcliff-manor-synagogue-police-k/