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Homeless man leaves hate message at Baytown synagogue

Homeless man leaves hate message at Baytown synagogue

POSTED: Monday, November 1, 2010 - 4:25am

UPDATED: Monday, November 1, 2010 - 4:25am

Police believe he was mad because of being removed from worship area.

BAYTOWN---The Associated Press is reporitng; a homeless man upset about being removed from a Baytown synagogue was responsible for suspicious activity that prompted a four-hour investigation.

The Houston Chronicle reports that after a resident who lives near K'Nesseth Israel Synagogue called police about 9:45 a.m. Saturday.

Officials responded to find the doors taped shut, an anti-Semitic message on the front door and fliers under the door
mat, as well as a warning to not move the mat.

Authorities cordoned off the area, halted railroad traffic and summoned hazardous-material and medical personnel to the scene.

Police said they believe a homeless man asked to leave the property around 1:30 a.m. was behind the commotion.
 

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