February 04, 2021

Bearded man scrawls swastika in snow outside historic Upper East Side synagogue

New York, NY
- A bearded man casually scrawled a swastika in the snow outside a historic Upper East Side synagogue, surveillance video shows.

The incident happened just after 8 a.m. Tuesday outside the Temple Emanu-El on Fifth Ave. near E. 65th St., cops said.

Video released by police on Wednesday shows the suspect, wearing a bucket hat, a fur-lined jacket and a black backpack, walking up to the ornate doors of the massive synagogue.

He then strolls over to the sidewalk and scrawls the hateful symbol in a patch of snow before walking away down Fifth Ave., the video shows.