Prague subway employee allegedly threatened to ‘cut off’ head of kippah-wearing passenger

The company operating Prague’s subway is investigating a complaint alleging one of its employees threatened to “cut off the head” of a Jewish passenger wearing a kippah.

The incident was reported last week by a member of Prague’s Bejt Simcha Reform Community, Petr Papousek, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic, tell JTA today.

The Prague Public Transit Company, he says, “is taking the complaint very seriously, and is investigating the details of the incident in order to draw conclusions on the behavior of the employee in question,” Papousek says. He did not identify the complainant, who requested anonymity.

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