The prosecutor said that Anthony Graziano was spooked by a passing patrol car and failed to carry out the third alleged attack.
Many synagogues and centers are reviewing their security in the wake of the recent arrest of 19-year-old Anthony Graziano, who is suspected in two attacks on synagogues in Rutherford and Paramus.
“Someone like Mr. Graziano, let’s just say it’s probably best we did make the arrest when we did,” Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said Wednesday.
The arrest of Anthony Graziano of Lodi comes just days after the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office released video of a “person of interest” sought in the investigation into the firebombing.
Investigators say surveillance video shows him leaving a Walmart on Route 46 in Saddle Brook after buying materials to make Molotov cocktails.
“I think we can use this act of hatred an act of unity,” said Rabbi Nosson Schulman. “Use that hatred and turn it inside out to love.”
For Rabbi Nosson Schuman and his wife, it’s getting a little easier to sleep in their bedroom again. This is just days after someone firebombed their home and synagogue in Rutherford.
Random, But Regular Police Protection Coming For Synagogues In Wake Of Recent Attacks In Northern N.J.
The firebombing of Rabbi Nosson Schuman’s residence next to Congregation Beth El marked the fourth hate crime targeted at a Jewish center in the past month.
Rabbi Nosson Schuman, who lives in the home with his wife and five children, said he saw a flash of fire outside his bedroom window before his bedspread caught fire.
A New Jersey bakery raised over $4,000 for a local animal shelter – using nothing but cupcakes and charisma.
Several towns in north Jersey are trying to crackdown on certain smoking lounges, which have turned into teenage hangouts.
Authorities in northern New Jersey say a substitute teacher had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy who attended the school where she often taught.
The state Fish and Wildlife Division charged Hovannesian with possession of a nocked arrow within 450 feet of a building, killing a wild turkey out of season and hunting without a license.