Man arrested after shots fired outside synagogue in Albany, New York

Man arrested after shots fired outside synagogue in Albany, New York

Man arrested after shots fired outside synagogue in Albany, New York

Man arrested after shots fired outside synagogue in Albany, New York

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  • A man was taken into custody after he fired in New York.
  • The incident occurred hours before Hanukkah began.
  • Witnesses described the suspect as acting suspiciously.
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The governor of the state announced that a man was taken into custody on Thursday in Albany, the capital of New York, following a gunshot incident outside a synagogue.

The incident happened a few hours before the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah began, but no one was hurt.

Local resident 28-year-old suspect was seen “walking around outside the synagogue acting very suspicious, according to witnesses,” Governor Kathy Hochul said.

He thereafter “fired off a round from a shotgun while making threatening statements.”

“The safety of Jewish New Yorkers is non-negotiable,” Hochul stated. “Every act, whether it’s verbal or physical, any act of anti-Semitism is unacceptable.”

She stated that “hate, anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia” are not acceptable in New York and that throughout Hanukkah, police would be on high alert.

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At the beginning of the Israel-Hamas conflict, Hochul and Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, which is situated about 90 miles (150 kilometers) south of Albany, took part in a number of protests in favor of Israel and Jewish Americans.

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