May 22, 2021

Door of Tucson synagogue smashed with rock during vandalism incident

Tucson, AZ - A local congregation is picking up the pieces after it was reportedly hit by vandals earlier this week.

According to Arizona Rep. Alma Hernandez, who is a member of the Congregation Chaverim, the local Jewish faith center in Tucson had one of its glass doors smashed with a rock.

Tucson Police Department later released that damage was first observed at 8 a.m. Wednesday. TPD also mentioned that the online report filed by a synagogue member said the building was last secured at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

While Tucson Police Department has not yet released information about potential suspects or motives behind the vandalism, Hernandez went to Twitter to share that she believes that the vandalism was intentional.


"I'm a complete mess in tears as I write this. I just got off the phone with my Rabbi our synagogue was vandalized someone through a rock at our glass door," the state House representative said in a tweet. "This was NOT and accident! I feel numb."
Source: kvoa