December 02, 2020

Arrest of a Pole who admits to being the author of antisemitic tags in Mulhouse

A 58-year-old Pole , alleged author of a dozen antisemitic tags in Mulhouse , including a line on a stele erected in memory of the former chief rabbi of France Jacob Kaplan, was arrested on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, a-t- we learned from a source close to the investigation.

The Haut-Rhin departmental security brigade for urban violence viewed hundreds of hours of CCTV footage to identify this man, known to the police for cases of violence, the same source said. 

The suspect was still present near the places where antisemitic tags had been found since early November, investigators managing to precisely reconstruct his whereabouts.

He was taken into police custody and should be brought before the public prosecutor on Wednesday morning. The man admitted to being the author of the tags, justifying his gesture by his support for the Palestinian cause, the same source added.

Source: ouest-france