Jewish man arrested for damaging objects at Jerusalem church

December 30, 2014 16:06

Police arrested a 21-year-old Jewish for breaking into the Abbey of the Dormition church in Jerusalem but the Old City's Zion Gate and damaging a cross and pew in the church garden, police said. According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the unidentified suspect scaled the church’s closed iron gate around 2:30 p.m. and proceeded to deface a cross and bench located in its compound before being detained by a private security guard stationed there. Shortly thereafter, the suspect was placed under arrest and taken to the Old City police station for questioning, Rosenfeld said, adding that it remains unclear why the man entered the compound.

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