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Man tries running over Orthodox Jews on Friday night

Source: Yeshiva world news

Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is investigating a disturbing incident which occured on Friday night.

YWN spoke to one of the victims who says that at around 9:30PM on Friday night, he and another person were walking on Le Brea Blvd and Oakwood – in front of the Bais Yehuda Shul, when a vehicle drove past screaming anti-Semitic slurs at them.

The victim says the vehicle made an abrupt U-Turn and began hurling anti-semitic slurs before attempting to run over the group of identifiable Orthodox Jews. The vehicle sped off and was involved in a car accident at the intersection of Highland and Oakwood.

The victim tell YWN that there was a Koran on the windshield, and the driver was of Middle-Eastern descent.

Additionally, after the LAPD arrived at the scene of the crash, the man continued on his anti-Semitic rant.

The suspect, Mohamed Mohamed, 32, was taken into custody and is being interviewed by LAPD Major Crimes Division. The identity of the suspect and motive for the attack have not been confirmed at this time.

As a result of this incident, LAPD leadership have indicated they will be increasing patrols around Jewish Institutions for the remainder of the weekend.

Video below shows the vehicle in question make a u-turn moments before the attempted attack.