Man charged with threatening Kansas City-area synagogue

By JTA
June 25, 2016 08:49

A Kansas City man has been charged with threatening a synagogue in suburban Overland Park.

According to the Kansas City Star, prosecutors accused Brian Wachter, 40, of making an unspecified threat on May 31 against Congregation Beth Shalom. A Conservative synagogue, Beth Shalom has roots dating back to 1878, according to its website.

It was not clear whether Wachter’s arrest was related to a security threat to the Kansas City Jewish community reported earlier this month. The head of the local Jewish federation issued a statement on June 14 saying that Jewish agencies had become aware that morning “of a potential threat to the broader Kansas City Jewish community.”


Related Content

Breaking news
April 24, 2018
Toronto van suspect a withdrawn figure, with special needs

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 16 - 31
    Beer Sheva
    17 - 25
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 15 - 27
    Jerusalem
    16 - 27
    Haifa
  • 19 - 32
    Elat
    18 - 32
    Tiberias