Police: Mohamed Mohamed Targeted Synagogue Jews After Friday Mosque

Charged defendant Mohamed Mohamed Abdi stood near his crashed vehicle and another struck car after the alleged attempt to attack members of a Los Angeles synagogue Friday. Police included a hate crime among other charges against Abdi. (Fox-11 photo)

Fox News – The attempted car ramming of two men outside a Los Angeles synagogue Friday — allegedly by a Somali immigrant — is being treated as a potential hate crime as federal officials work to establish a motive in the attack.

Mohamed Mohamed Abdi, 32, was arrested outside Congregation Bais Yehuda after the incident, which took place around 9 p.m. on Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department said Monday.

Two men reported they saw a vehicle being driven by a man, identified as Abdi, who yelled out anti-Semitic expletives “referencing their Jewish heritage” before running a red light, making a U-Turn and accelerating towards them “really, really fast.”

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