Suspect arrested for scrawling 'Kill all Jews' in synagogue

Police outside the Union Temple in Brooklyn

Police outside the Union Temple in Brooklyn

The "Broad City" star had planned to host a political event at a synagogue in NY, ahead of the midterm elections next week in the United States.

The desecration of a Brooklyn synagogue with anti-Semitic graffiti has prompted the cancellation of a political event with a star of Comedy Central's "Broad City".

The NYPD said 26-year-old James Polite of Brooklyn has been charged with Criminal Mischief for a Hate Crime and Making Graffiti.

"With the mass shooting last week, it was like already eerie to be having these events in a synagogue", Glazer said.

Police said "Hitler" was found written on the first-floor staircase, and the message "Jews better be ready" was found on the third-floor staircase.

The NYPD confirmed to Heavy that arresting officers had Polite committed to the psychiatric ward at the Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn.

Police arrested a suspected arsonist in the setting of fires and writing anti-Semitic graffiti in Brooklyn, New York.

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According to police, the culprit also drew the Puerto Rican flag and wrote 'Free PR'.

A Brooklyn synagogue canceled a speaking event Thursday night after "Kill all Jews" and other anti-Semitic vandalism was found written in a stairwell.

"So, it was interesting last night that it's like, you know, rather than sharing your story, we lived through a story", Glazer told Goodman.

Police did not indicate how they determined that Polite was allegedly behind the vandalism, but they indicated that he was also being charged in connection with a number of arson incidents, including one at a yeshiva and another at a Jewish banquet hall.

During a Wednesday morning briefing, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea noted that the department has seen "an increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, particularly swastikas, on buildings in part of the city".

Mayor Bill de Blasio echoed that sentiment: "I understand the pain New Yorkers are feeling right now, and this incident only added to it".

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was directing the state's hate crime unit to investigate.

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