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04-09-2011, 07:40 PM
Police: Explosion Outside California Synagogue Was Intentional

LOS ANGELES -- Police are hunting a suspect in a blast outside a California synagogue and community center that was initially believed to be an industrial accident. Area Jewish organizations were urged to be extra vigilant.

Ron Hirsch, 60, a transient, was linked to items found in and around a hunk of concrete and large pipe that flew some 25 feet into the air after the Thursday explosion at Chabad House Lubavitch of Santa Monica, Santa Monica police Sgt. Jay Trisler said in a statement Friday.

"The device appeared to have been deliberately constructed," Trisler said. "Based on his suspected involvement in this incident, Hirsch is considered extremely dangerous," Trisler said.

Hirsch, who is known to spend time at synagogues and Jewish community centers seeking charity, is wanted on state charges of possession of a destructive device and unrelated local charges, Trisler said.

Authorities said they knew of no motive behind the explosion, and Jewish groups said they did not believe anti-Semitism was necessarily behind it.

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04-10-2011, 02:48 AM
Something tells me that looking in the Muslim community would be a good start but somehow that will be the last place they'll look.