Police: Rockville synagogue vandalized with swastikas, hate-based slogans

Montgomery County police released surveillance footage of a man suspected of spray-painting swastikas and hate-filled epithets on a Rockville, Maryland, synagogue. (Courtesy Montgomery County police)

Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, are searching for a man who was captured on surveillance video last Saturday spray-painting swastikas and hateful slogans on a synagogue in Rockville.

According to police, the man pulled into the parking lot of Tikvat Israel Congregation, on 2200 Baltimore Road, around 1:30 a.m. on March 28, got out of his car, and spray-painted swastikas and hateful epithets on the side of the building.

The man was captured on the synagogue’s surveillance camera, and police hope that someone recognizes the man in the video.

Anyone with information that could lead to an arrest in the case is being asked to contact the 1st District Investigative Section at (240)-773-6089, or leave a tip anonymously with Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-8477.

The surveillance video can be seen below:

Zeke Hartner

Zeke Hartner is a digital writer/editor who has been with WTOP since 2017. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Political Science program and an avid news junkie.

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