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Synagogue vandalized in broad daylight


A major Montreal synagogue was vandalized with anti-semitic graffiti Wednesday afternoon. rabbi Adam Scheier, shown, of Shaar hashomayim, one of the largest synagogues in Montreal, said in a letter to members of the congregati­on that a man had spray-painted swastikas on the doors of the temple around 2 p.m. Scheier said the man was quickly detained by a security guard, adding police arrived soon after and arrested him. The synagogue said the man was carrying a canister of gasoline when he was arrested. Montreal police did not immediatel­y respond to a request for comment . Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, who represents a nearby riding, condemned the vandalism in a post on Twitter, calling it an “utter disgrace.”

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