20 masked men attack synagogue with petrol bombs
Gothenburg – A synagogue was attacked by around 20 masked men while hosting a youth party in Gothenburg.
Police arrived at the scene, where Jewish students had taken refuge in the basement.
A police spokesman said: “There are several molotov cocktails that have been thrown against the synagogue.
“It’s about bottles and gasoline.”
A fire broke out between vehicles in the car park, fire fighter Kristoffer Wahter told local news.
No injuries were caused and the building did not catch fire, Police inspector Peter Nordengard said.
Initial local media reports suggest the group was around 20 men wearing masks carried out the attack.
He said: “We are in place with a number of units.”
Online police have said: “We do not know much more than there are several molotov cocktails that have been thrown against the synagogue.”
Authorities have asked for asked for information on possible suspects from the local community.