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NYPD arrest 2 men grab a weapon over ‘a threat to the Jewish community’

NEW YORK – Law Enforcement in New York on Two people were arrested on Saturday men and seized weapons over what the police called “an evolving threat to Jewish community”.

Authorities confiscated a large hunting knife, an illegal Glock 17 handgun, and a 30-caliber handgun.round magazine, police said.

He reportedly wore a Nazi bandage on his arm. found with weapon.

It wasn’t right away clear if men were with guns at the time of in arrest.

After the arrest, the police stated that they were “deploying assets on sensitive locations” in in city.

NYPD counterterrorism unit and FBI identify threat on Friday, police said.

Two people were arrested early on Saturday morning men at Pennsylvania Station, a central transportation hub in Manhattan, police told The Times of Israel.

21-year-old Christopher Brown was charged. with terrorist threats, aggravated harassment and criminal possession of weapon.

Matthew Marer, 22, was charged. with criminal possession of weapon.

According to police, Brown is from Long Island and Marer is from New York.

Authorities said Brown had history of mental illness and recently made threats to synagogues in in area.

Officers from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority arrested the couple as they were entering Pennsylvania Station. Then the suspects turned over to the NYPD and the FBI.

“We are extremely grateful to the NYPD investigators and our law enforcement partners. who uncovered and stopped the threat to our Jewish communityNYPD Commissioner Kichant Sewell said. in statement.

Illustration: Jewish residents of New York. in front of police car in Brooklyn, NY, September 15, 2021 (Luke Tress/Times of Israel)

The Public Security Service, a Jewish security organization, said it was in contact with federal and local law enforcement over in past 24 hours over “a specific threat to the New York area Jew community”.

group said that Jewish groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, the Public Safety Initiative and the Safe Community Network, were also involved in answer.

Evan Bernstein, head of CSS, says the Community Security Trust. in United Kingdom first chose up on the threat on Twitter and informed its partners in United States.

The suspect was identified by his social media messages and investigators were able to establish that he was on his way to Manhattan.

The investigators sent out security warning, took photos of suspect from social mediadistributed images into security groups on ground and suspect were apprehended around midnight, Bernstein told The Times of Israel.

He said he didn’t know of the threat against specific location general the threat against Jews.

Arrests come on a wave of threats and attacks against Jews in New York and USA.

“Threat levels just keep going up as well as up as well as up” Bernstein said.

“You see it from the far right, you see it from the left, and the Jews are the ones who get caught in middle, he said.

The New York Police Department confirmed 195 anti-Semitic hate crimes. in in city between start of in year and September 30, presenting attack every 33 hours. A lot of more incidents are likely to go unnoticed. attacks range from attacks to racist graffiti, property insults and verbal abuse.

Jews are invariably group most focused in hate crimes in in city on annually, in per capita and absolute terms.

Last month, the NYPD reported 20 hate crimes against Jews, four times more how against any other group.

NYPD arrest 2 men grab a weapon over ‘a threat to the Jewish community’

Case in point: the NYPD arrested a Jew. community event in New York, May 19, 2022 (Luke Tress/Times of Israel)

There were several attacks on synagogues in United States in recent years, including shooting at the Christmas tree in 2018. of life community in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which killed 11 people. people – most deadly attack Ever on Jewish community in United States.

In 2019, an attacker with a machete killed an elderly man at a rabbi’s. home during holiday celebration in Monsey, north of New York.

Earlier this month the federal prosecutors in Teen arrested in New Jersey with extremist Islamist views for making threats that led to the FBI wide warning for state synagogues. The threat prompted the police in neighboring New York also strengthen security and patrols at synagogues.

“These are very different ideologies coming from very different places,” Bernstein said. Jews find themselves in crosshairs from these various different groups, but common the denominator is that they hate the Jews.”

In April, an anti-Semitic attacker went on rampage in New Jersey, stabbing and escaping over several Jews, putting community on edge. The suspect has since been charged with federal hate crimes.

In 2019 New Jersey saw one of the most violent anti-Semitic attacks in recent years, when two intruders opened fire in kosher supermarket in jersey city, killing Jewish owner, Jewish client and store employee.

A report published by ADL earlier in this year found in highest levels of reported antisemitism events in USA in 2021 because organization started tracking issue in 1970s.

Anti-Semitic tirades by Kanye West and the NBA player Kyrie Irving promotion of the anti-Semitic film further fueled the fire and ignited national talking about antisemitism in United States.

director of The FBI, Christopher Wray, said on Thursday that American Jews community was getting hit on all sides” and “desperately” needs further support from the agency against the backdrop of a clear surge in antisemitic attacks.

He said about 63 percent of religious hate crimes were motivated by anti-Semitism, “and this is aimed at group what is he doing up about 2.4% of American population”.

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