- October 15, 2019
The posters were credited to the Vorherrschaft Division, an extremist neo-Nazi group.
No arrests have been made so far and there are currently no definitive leads, Sgt. John Wittkowski with the Grand Rapids Police Department told CNN. The investigation is being handled by the major crimes detective unit.
Wittkowski said that the incident is believed to have happened between 8 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday. He said the synagogue was in a “relatively quiet” residential neighborhood.
Temple Emanuel has increased its private security and members and staff are being extra vigilant after the hateful images were discovered, Wittkowski said. Police have also ramped up patrols in the area.
CNN called Temple Emanuel and emailed the synagogue president but has so far been unable to reach a representative for comment.
The posters were discovered on the day that Sukkot, the weeklong Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest, began.
Local leaders and officials condemned the vandalism and shared messages of solidarity with the synagogue and the Jewish community.
Located at: Seattle
Sed bibendum massa id luctus cras et lorem feugiat.