Suspect arrested for antisemitic attack on Utrecht rabbi

A suspect was arrested for involvement in an antisemitic attack on an Utrecht rabbi according the Netherlands Police.

The Dutch police said that an investigation into an assault on 66-year-old Rabbi Aryeh Leib Heintz at the Overvecht Shopping Center revealed the identity of a 40-year-old suspect.

“This man then reported himself to the police this morning and was subsequently arrested,” the authorities said in a statement.

Heintz said that the suspect had asked him “Why are you dressed like a Jew?” before hitting him on the head.

“There is no place in Utrecht for hatred because of who someone is or what someone believes,” said the city council. “Our city is a place of freedom, safety, and respect.”


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