Man enters Chabad world headquarters in Brooklyn and threatens to shoot it up
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Man enters Chabad world headquarters in Brooklyn and threatens to shoot it up

NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force investigating, with no arrests made yet; incident latest in string of anti-Semitic attacks in New York in recent days

A view of the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters in Brooklyn December 9, 2014 in New York. (DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images via JTA)
A view of the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters in Brooklyn December 9, 2014 in New York. (DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images via JTA)

NEW YORK (JTA) — A man entered the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters located at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn on Friday morning and threatened to shoot up the place, according to ABC 7 local news.

After approaching a congregant, the man, wearing a hoodie, reportedly left without further incident and headed toward the Utica Avenue subway station.

According to the NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, “There were no reported injuries as a result, there are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force was notified and are investigating this incident.”

The incident came only a few hours after a 30-year-old black woman allegedly harassed and slapped a group of three Jewish women aged 22, 26 and 31-years-old at Crown Street and Kingston Avenue, a five-minute walk south of the headquarters, according to the Crown Heights Info news outlet. This incident occurred around 1 a.m. Friday morning.

As many as seven recent anti-Semitic incidents in total over the past few days in New York are being investigated, ABC 7 reported.

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