A synagogue in Brooklyn was vandalized with anti-Semitic messages on Thursday, police said.
The hateful messages, which included "Jews better be ready" and "Hitler," were spokesman NYPD spokesman said at Prospect Heights, near Grand Army Plaza, near New York. Another epithet called for the death of Jews and a hateful historical comparison to vermin.
A political event hosted by "Broad City" actress Ilana Glazer What would you say is the place to stay in the Synagogue? Gounardes, journalist Amy Goodman and Jim Gaughran, another state Senate candidate, were scheduled to speak at the event.
"Tonight's attack, right here in a temple in Brooklyn – is a painful reminder that anti-semitism and prejudice are alive and well in our own community," Gounardes said. "I commend the NYPD for their quick response and believe whoever committed this hate crime should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
The anti-Semitic messages appeared less than a week after a deadly mass shooting inside a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Eleven people were killed.
Swastikas and racial slurs were found on a Brooklyn Heights site, police said.
No suspects in either incident in Brooklyn have been identified and the investigations have been ongoing, police said.
Anti-Semitic and overall hate crimes have been on the rise in NYC, according to statistics from the NYPD.
As of Oct. 28, there have been 290 hate crimes, up slightly from the 288 recorded the previous year. This year's crimes, 142 were anti-Semitic, a 12.7 percent increase from the same time period last year.
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