Polish police looking for man who threw stone at synagogue on Yom Kippur

Polish police are looking for a man who threw a stone into a synagogue in the city of Gdansk as members of the Jewish community were praying at the end of the Yom Kippur holiday.

Earlier today, police released security footage of the incident, which shows a man in a dark shirt and jeans walking up to the New Synagogue and throwing a stone into a window.

In a statement, police say yesterday’s incident occurred at 6 p.m. local time (1600 GMT) in the Baltic port city of Gdansk, and appeals to anybody who recognizes the man to contact police.

Police say they have spoken to witnesses and are working to determine if the act was a “hooligan prank” or one motivated by religious hatred.

— AP

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