Attempted Act of Arson Reported in Lakeview Synagogue: Police

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2019-05-19 20:51:06

An attempted act of arson was reported at the Anshe Shalom B’nai Israel Congregation this weekend in Chicago’s Lakeview community area, authorities said.

The incident reported happened at the 500 block of West Melrose St., between 9 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Officials said reports included three broken glass bottles that were recovered, which contained an “unknown substance,” along with charred black cloth towels.

No injuries were reported, police said, and no further damage was done to the buildings.

Arson Unit and Area North Detectives are investigating the case.

No other information was immediately known.



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