Chicago Loop Synagogue vandalized with swastikas, broken window

Sunday, February 05, 2017 06:04AM
Surveillance video was relesed of the man seen vandalizing the Chicago Loop Synagogue.

CHICAGO - Surveillance video was released of a man who broke a window and placed swastikas at the entrance of the Chicago Loop Synagogue.

At about 12:20 a.m. Saturday, the suspect was seen getting out of a dark SUV, possibly a Toyota Highlander, and vandalizing the front of the synagogue, located at 16 S. Clark St.

Chicago police are investigating the case as a hate crime.

RAW VIDEO: Surveillance video of synagogue vandal

No injuries were reported.

The Chicago branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned the vandalism and CAIR executive director Ahmed Rehab said in a statement, "Chicago's Muslim community stands in full solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters as they deal with the trauma of this vile act of hate. No American should have to feel vulnerable and at risk simply due to their religious affiliation."
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