A man wearing a hoodie entered the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters located at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn on Friday morning and threatened to shoot up the place, according to ABC 7.
After approaching a congregant, the man reportedly left without further incident and headed towards the Utica Avenue subway station.NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, “There were no reported injuries as a result, there are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force was notified and are investigating this incident.”NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted on Friday that "Hate doesn't have a home" in New York and that he instructed NYPD to increase its presence in Boto Park, Crown Heights and Williamsburg.According to the
Hate doesn’t have a home in our city. In light of recent anti-Semitic attacks, the NYPD will increase their presence in Boro Park, Crown Heights and Williamsburg. Anyone who terrorizes our Jewish community WILL face justice.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 27, 2019
The incident came only a few hours after a 30 year-old black woman allegedly harassed and slapped a group of three Jewish women aged 22, 26 and 31 years-old at Crown Street and Kingston Avenue, a five-minute walk south of the headquarters, according to Crown Heights Info. This incident occurred around 1:00 a.m. Friday morning.
As many as seven recent anti-Semitic incidents in total over the past few days in New York are being investigated, ABC 7 reported.