BERLIN — Police appealed for witnesses after a man allegedly tried to set fire to a synagogue in the southern city of Ulm early Saturday.
Ulm police said the man was spotted pouring a bottle of liquid onto a synagogue wall and setting it alight. A witness immediately called firefighters, who were able to extinguish the fire within minutes.
Police said the suspected arsonist fled before officers arrived. He was described as being about 1.8 meters (6 feet) tall and wearing a black hoodie and a white protective mask.
The fire reportedly caused no structural damage to the building.
There was an arson attack on a synagogue in Ulm, Germany this morning. Luckily the damage to the building was minimal & no-one was injured https://t.co/wApqFoey3D
— Anti-Fascism & Far Right ???? (@FFRAFAction) June 5, 2021
According to official figures, police in Germany registered 2,428 antisemitic crimes last year.