The Jerusalem Post reports: An armed man seriously injured a security guard while attempting to break into a synagogue in Moscow on Saturday night.
According to local media reports, a man entered the synagogue in the Russian capital with a handgun and gas canister. The motives behind the incident were not initially known.
The man threatened to set the synagogue on fire.
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, the synagogue Rabbi wrote in a post on Facebook, “A Russian citizen tried to attack the Moscow Choral Synagogue Saturday evening during the service while over 150 people were in the building and I were in the Synagogue.”
“According to police sources he had a gas canister and a pistol and during a struggle with the synagogue guard the guard was injured slightly.”
He added, “security will be increased during the upcoming holidays.”
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