Investigation Underway After Vandal Hurls Concrete Slab at West L.A. Synagogue

Young Israel of Century City synagogue on Pico Boulevard, where a vandal twice tried to smash a concrete chunk into the synagogue windows.(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Young Israel of Century City synagogue on Pico Boulevard, where a vandal twice tried to smash a concrete chunk into the synagogue windows.(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

A vandal hurled concrete slabs this week at the windows of a West Los Angeles synagogue and a nearby kosher restaurant in the heart of the city’s Jewish community, the latest in a national surge in antisemitic attacks amid the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Security camera footage released to local media by Young Israel of Century City synagogue on Pico Boulevard showed a man about 1 a.m. Friday throwing a concrete slab at the building.

Shatter-proof windows at the Pico-Robertson synagogue prevented the concrete from breaking the glass, and the concrete bounced back onto the sidewalk. The man, who was wearing a red cap, tried a second time to lob the concrete at the synagogue, and he rushed off when it was unsuccessful.

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Source: KTLA