Probe Opened After Swastikas Put on Chicago Synagogue


A hate crime investigation is underway in Chicago after someone smashed a window of a downtown synagogue and put stickers with swastikas on its front door.

A Chicago Police Department spokesman said Saturday that officers responded shortly after midnight to a call about vandals at the Chicago Loop Synagogue.

Officers found a window that had been shattered and what police described as “derogatory stickers” on the entrance. The Chicago Sun-Times published photographs online that show investigators removing swastika stickers from the door.

Police said Saturday that no one was in custody.

The website for the 88-year-old synagogue says it serves Jewish visitors to Chicago and those who work in the city center.