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Headstones toppled at Brooklyn Jewish cemetery in 4th incident in two weeks

Headstones toppled at Brooklyn Jewish cemetery in 4th incident in two weeks

The New York Police Department said Sunday there was no evidence of vandalism at a predominantly Jewish cemetery where more than 40 tombstones were toppled over.

"Boro Park Shomrim alerted me that stones at Washington Cemetery are down", New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind wrote on his Twitter account Saturday night, after being notified by Boro Park's Shomrim (Jewish neighborhood watch group).

A broken tombstone is seen in the cemetery on Sunday.

Feds on Friday arrested Juan Thompson, a journalist formerly of The Intercept website, for making at least eight recent threats on Jewish institutions in a weird revenge plot against an ex-girlfriend, authorities said.

According to his tweet, Hikind has spoken with local police.

Obama team 'revealed' Russian election hacking ahead of Trump inauguration
On Monday, Trump was asked if he would support a special prosecutor to investigate Russia's influence on last year's election. A mural depicting Vladimir Putin taking off a Donald Trump mask is painted on a storefront in Brooklyn on February 25, 2017.

The New York Police Department's hate crimes unit reportedly is investigating the incident.

Jewish cemeteries were recently found damaged in Rochester, New York, Philadelphia, Pannesylvania, and near St. Louis, Missouri.

The vandalism comes amid a string of some 100 hoax bomb threats phoned in to at least 81 Jewish community centers (JCCs) and Jewish day schools across the United States and Canada in five waves of harassment.

Speaking at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Cuomo says the incidents "violated every tenet of the New York State tradition".


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