PITTSBURGH — Authorities are investigating the dissemination of anti-Semitic pamphlets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods, including the one in which a gunman killed 11 people in a synagogue in October.
A spokesman said police and the city department of public safety “are taking this matter very seriously and will follow every investigative avenue.”
Police said Sunday morning the material was found in neighborhoods including Squirrel Hill, where a gunman entered the Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27 and killed 11 people in the deadliest attack on Jews in US history.
The pamphlets appeared to espouse white supremacist ideology and urged whites to join the Ku Klux Klan.
A man who authorities said raged against Jews during and after the shooting has pleaded not guilty to numerous murder and hate crime charges.
Neo-Nazi #Antisemitic Posters posted today at #Pittsburgh Squirrel Hill neighborhood, the site of the #TreeofLife synagogue shooting. A "white only/Christian only" radical right group self-named the Loyal Knights of the KKK is taking responsibility https://t.co/cF2vGvGLZx pic.twitter.com/jhL3GtZE8N
— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) December 9, 2018
Police said “such hate-filled material” will not be tolerated in the city by residents, city officials or law enforcement.
The Times of Israel Staff contributed to this report