German police say they are responding to possible threat at synagogue

German police say they are responding to possible threat at synagogue

HAGEN, Germany, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Large numbers of armed police were deployed to protect a synagogue in western Germany on Wednesday evening after authorities said they had received information about a threat against it. A police officer on the scene said nobody had been hurt during the operation at the synagogue in Hagen, a town of some 200,000 on the fringes of the Ruhr industrial region. A police spokesperson said the deployment had started at 7:30 p.m. local time, and was continuing. She declined to give further details about the threat, which coincided with the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur, when observant Jews hold overnight vigils in synagogues. It was unclear if anyone was in the synagogue. "We have information about a possible threat related to a Jewish institution …
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