Man graffitied NYC synagogue in possible hate crime: NYPD

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MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) — A man allegedly graffitied a display screen at a synagogue in Manhattan Saturday, prompting a hate-crime probe, police said.

The suspect used a marker to scribble the anti-Semitic remark on the screen attached to the Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue at 125 East 85th St. on the Upper East Side at 7 p.m., according to the NYPD.

The perpetrator then fled westbound on 85th Street, police said. There have been no arrests.

The suspect is about 25 years old with short black hair and a slim build. He was last seen wearing a white tank top, camouflage shorts, and white sneakers, police said.

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.

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