Unknown assailants broke windows and placed swastikas at the entrance to a Chicago synagogue early yesterday morning, in what local authorities said was a hate crime, the Times of Israel website reports today (February 5, 2017).
The president of Loop Synagogue, Lee Zoldan, told NBC Chicago that the attack was witnessed by nearby construction workers.
The workers said that the incident began when a black SUV stopped outside the synagogue a little after midnight, and one of the passengers got out and broke the windows using a sledgehammer or an axe. The person returned to the SUV to collect the swastika stickers that were then placed on the front door.
The synagogue board president said that the board would consider increased security measures.