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Dogs sweeping Bergen synagogues looking for ‘accelerants, flammables’

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli this afternoon said the Bergen County Police Department and the New Jersey State Police will sweep all Bergen County synagogues with K9 units, looking for “accelerants and flammables” within a ten-mile radius of the home of a 19-year-old Lodi man charged in the firebombing of a Rutherford rabbi’s home and an arson fire behind a Paramus house temple.


CLIFFVIEW PILOT EXCLUSIVE: Store-bought materials similar to those used in both the firebombing of a Rutherford rabbi’s home and an attempted arson at a Paramus synagogue were found outside another temple in Bergen County this week, raising the possibility that at least one other attack was planned, CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned. READ MORE….

The “Project Safe” task force begins the sweeps at 4 this afternoon and will continue for 48 hours, Molinelli said.

The prosecutor said he went public so that if people see the dogs and uniformed officers around, they’ll “be aware of [the] purpose and objective.”

He thanked Bergen County Police Chief Brian Higgins and N.J. State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes, a Bergen County native.






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