NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating after a man allegedly made anti-Semitic statements and threatened to blow up a Brooklyn synagogue.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. Sunday on 12th Avenue near 47th Street in Borough Park.

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The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating after a man says a stranger approached him outside a Brooklyn synagogue and said, “Kill all Jews,” then threatened to blow up the building on Sept. 19, 2021. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers)

According to police, a stranger approached a 23-year-old man who was standing in front of a synagogue and said, “Kill all Jews.”

The individual also allegedly said he was going to blow up the synagogue.

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No one was injured in the incident.

The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is investigating.

A photo of the individual has been released.

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Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

CBSNewYork Team