A shooting has been reported at Congregation Chabad in San Diego this morning, on the last day of passover. The San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies are responding to the incident, and have detained a man for questioning in relation to the incident.
Update #1: A man has been detained for questioning in connection with a shooting incident at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. @SDSOPoway Deputies were called to Chabad Way just before 11:30 a.m. There are injuries. This is a developing situation.
— Poway Station (@SDSOPoway) April 27, 2019
Be aware of increased law enforcement activity in the 16000 block of Chabad Way as @SDSOPoway Deputies investigate reports of a man with a gun. Please stay clear of the area and allow deputies to safely do their job. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. pic.twitter.com/wuHYb57BW0
— San Diego Sheriff (@SDSheriff) April 27, 2019
The San Diego Police Department is reportedly aiding sheriff’s deputies in their response to the sooting. Police Chief David Nisleit released the following statement:
“No known threats however in an abundance of caution, we will be providing extra patrol at places of worship,”
The Palomar Medical Center Poway is reportedly treating one trauma patient from the shooting, per a hospital spokesman. The spokesman said that the hospital was expecting as many as four patients.
The shooting comes just six months after the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, which was the deadliest anti-semitic attack in American history, per the Anti-Defamation League.
The Poway Chabad, just 20 miles from San Diego, was established in 1986 to serve as a hub for Jewish people of all backgrounds.
The attack comes amidst a global surge in anti-semitism many say has not been seen since World War II.
The shooting also comes just months after Louis Farrakhan, the genocidal Anti-Semitic Leader of The Nation Of Islam, filled the United Center with 20,000 people in February. He teamed up with a holocaust denier and preached about the evil doings of the jews, blaming them for the ills of modern society.