US: Swastikas spray-painted on Las Vegas home days after Pittsburgh synagogue massacre
A homeowner in a southwest community of Las Vegas woke up to quite a horrible surprise. Swastikas were spray-painted on his garage door and the steps leading to his home, just days after the worst anti-Semitic massacre in American history at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
This occurred in a neighborhood near Russell Road and Hualapai Way where members of the community had commemorated the victims of the Pittsburgh massacre earlier.
Neighbors rallied together to show support, knocking on his door to help. Neighbor Brian Judd even arranged for crews to clean up the vandalism for free.
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Metro detectives and CSI crews went to the scene to collect evidence. Police officers also patrolled the area. Many homes in the neighborhood have security cameras, but it’s unclear if police were able to recover any helpful surveillance video.
Metro Police said the act isn’t being considered as a hate crime, because they don’t think the family was targeted.
No one was arrested.
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Earlier this week, Police officers were called to Beth Jacob Synagogue in Irvine, California, where an offensive, anti-Semitic graffiti was spray painted on an exterior wall.
Workers who arrived at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning discovered the vandalism and reported it to police.
“Detectives are aggressively investigating this crime and ask the public to report any suspicious activity to Police Dispatch at 949-724-7200”, Irvine Police Department tweeted.