Germany - Police respond to threat at synagogue in Hagen

Hagen German police said on Thursday they had arrested four people, including a 16-year-old boy, after they received information about a possible threat to a synagogue.

Late on Wednesday, police stepped up their protection of a synagogue in Hagen, a town of some 200,000 on the fringes of the Ruhr industrial region in the west of the country.

The threat coincided with the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur, when observant Jews hold overnight vigils in synagogues.

On Thursday, police in Hagen said they had arrested four people as a result of their investigation into the threat and had searched various buildings.

Source: dw