Montgomery County Police say they continue to investigate last Saturday’s incident involving the distribution of antisemitic fliers in the Forest Estates neighborhood of Silver Spring, and are coordinating with the Anti-Defamation League to identify suspects.
“The initial complainant stated that at approximately 12:45 a.m., they observed an unknown male subject in, what appeared to be a dark colored Volkswagen Jetta, throw literature from his car window,” reads an MCPD news release. “Dozens of fliers containing Anti-Semitic language, alleging a connection between the Jewish faith and a “COVID agenda” were discovered throughout the Forest Estate[s] neighborhood.
“The Montgomery County Police Department takes these events seriously, has coordinated with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), and continues to investigate and identify the person(s) responsible for this incident.
“Additional information about reporting a hate bias event can be found on the department’s website: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pol/howdoI/report-a-hate-bias-incident.html.
“Anyone with information on this incident or the identity of the suspect, is asked to call the 3rd District Patrol – Community Engagement Division at 240-773-6800.”
The County Council issued a statement Tuesday condemning the recent antisemitic activities. “The Council stands in solidarity with our Jewish community and condemns all acts of hate and ethnic or religious bigotry aimed at Jewish residents. Furthermore, the Council condemns the spread of COVID-19 disinformation in all its forms, and the use of erroneous connections to ethnic, religious and other groups to fuel abhorrently racist agendas,” the County Council said in the statement.
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