Sunday, October 31, 2010

(NEWS) Suspicious Materials Found At Texas, Baytown Synagogue

"BAYTOWN, Texas – Police believe a homeless man who had earlier been removed from the property of a synagogue may be responsible for suspicious materials found Saturday morning.

Police said around 9:30 a.m. officers received a call from a congregation member reporting criminal mischief at the Congregation K’Nesseth Israel Synagogue in the 100 block of W. Sterling.

Upon their arrival, officers found an American flag with wires wrapped around it on the doorstep and anti-Semitic messages taped to the door.

Authorities cordoned off a two-block area and halted railroad traffic while the scene was being investigated.

Police said an officer pulled up the flag and found the wires were not connected to anything, prompting authorities determined there was no danger, but the neighbor who called a member of the congregation said she did not want to take any chances.

'It was strange, been here for 10 years, I’ve never seen anything like that, so I had to call someone and let ‘em know what’s going on,' said Rufina Lafeiner.

Police said officers were called to the synagogue at around 1:30 a.m. after a homeless man was seen sleeping on the property. They believe he may be connected to the findings and want to question him." (source)

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