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'Die Jew rats,' other messages of hate found painted inside Brooklyn synagogue

November 02, 2018 - 6:15 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A political event at a Brooklyn synagogue was canceled Thursday night after anti-semitic messages were found inside the building.

The messages were found on several floors at Union Temple in Prospect Heights, a day after a swastika was drawn on a Brooklyn Heights Brownstone and five days after a gunman opened fire inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 people.

Some of the messages of hate read, "Jews better be ready," and "Die Jew rats we're here," 1010 WINS' Roger Stern reported.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement, "I am disgusted by the discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti at a house of worship in Brooklyn. At a time when the nation is still reeling from the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, New Yorkers stand united with the Jewish community & against hate in all its forms."

On Friday afternoon, the NYPD released a surveillance camera image of the suspect. He is described as a black man, approximately 20 years old, 5'8", 140 lbs., with black hair and last see wearing a red suit jacket.