Suspect Charged After Montreal Synagogue Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Graffiti

28-year-old man is in custody, and charged with uttering threats and attempting to commit arson.

A suspect has been charged after horrible anti-Semitic graffiti was found on a Synagogue in Montreal.

The Shaar Hashomayim Temple was vandalized with Swastikas on Wednesday, and shortly thereafter a security guard detained 28-year-old Adam Riga.

In addition to being charged with possession of incendiary materials, Riga has been charged with threatening to burn down the Synagogue.

He is expected to undergo a mental evaluation to see if he is fit to stand trial.

Leaders across the political spectrum condemned the anti-Semitic vandalism:

Anti-Semitism remains the most common hate crime in this country, and history shows anti-Semitism must be confronted strongly as rapidly as possible.

Spencer Fernando

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