The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are in search of an African-American man who threatened congregants at a synagogue on Shabbat, during the holiday of Shavuot.
According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police bulletin, “On June 4, 2022, at approximately 10:20 a.m., patrol officers responded to a synagogue located in the 9000 block of Hillpointe Road for a report of a suspicious person. Upon arriving, security advised officers that an unidentified male entered and caused a disturbance and made threatening comments.”
The police described the suspect as a black male adult, 5’9, muscular build, with dreadlocks in a bun. “He has multiple tattoos on the face, including the temple area. He was last seen wearing a gray tank top, black jeans, and brown boots,” according to the report.
As it stands Sinai Las Vegas addressed the incident on its Facebook page after the police report went public, stating- “We are sharing with our community that we were targeted this morning by an individual who attempted to enter our building. At this time, we don’t know his intent; however, we decided to err on the side of caution to lock down the campus. 9-1-1 was notified of this incident.”
The post continued, “Metro and Henderson Police Department will be providing additional patrols for visibility and deterrence around our houses of worship this weekend. We have alerted the relevant authorities, and we are taking all measures to keep our staff and community safe, including reviewing the security footage to see if we can get any further insight into this incident, and revisiting our security protocols for all locations where congregants, meet, work and learn.”