JNS: “London police arrest man accused of threatening Jews with a knife”

London’s Metropolitan Police arrested a 34-year-old man, who allegedly displayed a knife and threatened people outside a kosher supermarket in Golders Green on Monday afternoon.

The man “was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, criminal damage and racially aggravated affray,” the police department wrote. “He was taken into custody.”

The police, which was aided in the arrest by the Jewish community security group Shomrim, added that it is not investigating the incident as terror-related.

The European Jewish Congress wrote that it is “horrified by the news of an individual wielding a knife in a kosher store.” It added that the man “shouted antisemitic abuse, chased some individuals and threatened to stab them.”


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