Los Angeles police arrested a man for trying to run down two Orthodox Jewish men in the street near a synagogue.
From The Hill:
Video from a security camera shows the driver apparently trying to hit two men dressed in clothing typically worn by Orthodox Jews on Shabbat. The driver, who has been identified as 32-year-old Mohammed Mohammed, reversed and tried to hit them again, according to the local outlet.
The man reportedly insulted a group of Jewish people leaving the synagogue before he got into his vehicle and attempted to run them over, the Los Angeles Police Department told the local NBC affiliate.
The suspect’s car crashed into another vehicle. No one was injured during the incident, according to NBC Los Angeles.
Mohammed, who was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with a vehicle, is reportedly being held on $55,000 bail.
Mohammed had a Koran on his dashboard during the incident, according to CBS.
Police are looking at it as a possible hate crime.
One of the men targeted said he thought it was because of the yarmulkes they were wearing.
The story has not yet been picked up yet by national media.
None of the local affiliates included in their tweets about the incident who the driver was.