A man yelling anti-Semitic slurs whilst trying to enter a Brooklyn synagogue has been arrested.

According to a local news source, the incident happened at around 7:30am on Thursday, when members of Ahi Ezer Congregation, Flatbush, New York, heard loud banging on the locked doors, and someone yelling on the steps of the prominent synagogue. For a few minutes, the man, who is approximately 20-years-old and of ‘Middle-Eastern’ descent, screamed anti-semitic slurs, and tried getting into the locked building.

The NYPD and Flatbush Shomrim (FSSP) were called, and responded quickly.

A police source said that the man might possibly be emotionally disturbed, and that NYPD Detectives are reviewing security camera footage to make a determination if the case will be turned over to the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force.

The man was taken into custody, and transported to Coney Island Hospital.

Ahi Ezer Congregation is one of the largest Sephardic Synagogues in Brooklyn, and located in the center of the Brooklyn Sephardic community.

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