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Brooklyn, NY - NYPD Investigating Suspicious Individual Photographing Jewish High School

Published on: November 2, 2016 03:26 PM
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Brooklyn, NY - The NYPD’s Counterterrorism Unit has been called in to a Jewish girls’ high school in Kensington after an unidentified man was spotted taking pictures of the building’s exterior this morning.

Surveillance cameras at Bais Yaakov D’Rav Meir on Parkville Avenue captured footage of a man who took photographs of the building’s exterior from several different angles before getting into a dark colored vehicle that was parked directly in front of the school and driving away. 

The man was wearing blue jeans, a blue t-shirt, dark shoes, a chest-length necklace and a black belt and NYPD sources said that the suspect appeared to be either of Middle Eastern or Hispanic origins.

An official at Bais Yaakov D’Rav Meir who would not discuss the incident unless granted anonymity said that the school noticed the suspicious activity as it was unfolding and notified police immediately.  The school is located just a block and a half away from the 70th Precinct.


Councilman Chaim Deutsch reported that he had received numerous phone calls from concerned parents who live in his district whose daughters are students at Bais Yaakov D’Rav Meir.  Deutsch said that he had spoken with Deputy Inspector James Palumbo, commanding officer of the 70th Precinct, who said that the suspect’s car may have been a Volkswagen Jetta, possibly with New Jersey license plates.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind expressed concern about the incident and said that the NYPD is taking the matter very seriously.

“There is no question that there are people out there who hate Americans and Jews,” Hikind told VIN News. “It may turn out to be nothing in the end but it right now it looks awfully suspicious.”

Both Deutsch and Hikind stressed the importance of vigilance at all times.

“If you see anything that looks suspicious call 911 as well as the NYPD’s counterterrorism hotline 1-888-NYC-SAFE (692-7233),” said Deutsch.

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 Nov 02, 2016 at 04:50 PM Anonymous Says:

isn't there a unmarked police car right at the beginning of the video, parked in front what looks like a fire hydrant?
his car can clearly be seen leaving and his plates legible, which should make it easy to get a hold of him. or so i think.....


 Nov 02, 2016 at 06:55 PM cookookajew Says:

hmmmm.... i wonder if he's related to the muslim woman in boropark? pattern anyone?



 Nov 02, 2016 at 06:56 PM Anonymous Says:

this is the 2nd incident of someone "middle eastern" looking taking pictures of a jewish school and no one so far was able to identify or answer as to whats going on could it be that they are compiling a list of jewish institutions to attack at a future date??
why arent these incidents being treated with the proper seriousness they deserve with a police precient a block away shouldnt their have been a call gone out to try and spot the car or at the bridges and tunnels as the drivers picture is pretty clear shouldnt be to hard with face recognition software checked against driver licence picture in ny/nj or pa to ID the photographer ??
or we are perhaps complacent and unaware of the preparations being done by our enemies???


 Nov 02, 2016 at 08:24 PM schwartzi Says:

Yidden,wake up ( from your slumber) and smell de coffee. Running to Regency,Twin Oaks,Garden Place,Woodlake etc, Village,wont help you escape the terrorists. It's time to get serious.


 Nov 02, 2016 at 08:39 PM lipa21 Says:

didn't the video capture his license plate number ??


 Nov 03, 2016 at 03:34 PM Sherree Says:

Aren't they right across the street from a police station?


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