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Report: Man Enters Russian Synagogue with Gun, Gas Canister

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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