NYPD ramps up security at places of worship after synagogue shooting

Alleged Pa. Synagogue Shooter Facing Federal Charges

The man who allegedly opened fire on worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue in what is likely the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in US history acted alone, authorities said. In a press conference, an official said there were multiple causalities inside, including three officers who have been shot.

This is the Pennsylvania Driver's License photo of Pittsburgh synagogue suspect Robert Bowers, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation.

Emergency services surrounded the synagogue around 2pm BST (10am local time) following the reports of an active shooter and members of the public were urged to avoid the area.

Jones said the scene of todays shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation was "the most horrific crime scene I have seen" in 22 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

He said that any motive remains unknown but that authorities believe he was acting alone.

Michael Eisenberg, the immediate past president of the Tree of Life congregation, said three congregations - Tree of Life, New Light and Dor Hadash - would have been holding simultaneous services in the building on a typical Saturday.

"Unfortunately, this violent attack. occurs at a time when ADL has reported a historic increase in both anti-Semitic incidents and anti-Semitic online harassment", a statement from the organization said.

Bomb Suspect Will be Brought to 'SWIFT and CERTAIN' Justice
Two were intended for former vice-president Joe Biden at his home state of Delaware and one for actor Robert De Niro in Manhattan. Mr Biden has also criticised Mr Trump, as recently as last week, saying he may not "know what he's doing" and coddles dictators.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the attack on Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue Saturday. The tree-lined residential neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, about 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, is the hub of Pittsburgh's Jewish community. Police said they received calls from people who were barricaded inside the building, KDKA reports. The Tree of Life congregation would have about 40 people present, another group meeting for Sabbath services in the basement would have 30 to 40 people and a third Jewish congregation meeting for a study session would have about 15 people. It was not immediately known how many people had been shot or killed. Another post that Bowers commented on described HIAS' overall efforts as "sugar-coated evil". He was taken to a hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries, authorities said.

Bowers had not been charged as of Saturday afternoon.

A law enforcement official told CNN that the suspect made anti-semitic remarks after his arrest. The suspect retreated back inside the synagogue as additional units from the city and county arrived on the scene.

"It is imperative that the neighbors in the community surrounding the Tree of Life synagogue stay in their houses and shelter in place", Pittsburgh Police Cmdr. He advised people who live near the site of shooting to remain in doors until the area is announced secure.

"If they had some kind of a protection inside the temple maybe it could have been a much more different situation, they didn't", he said when asked about a possible link to United States gun laws.

"Our nation and the world are shocked and stunned by the grief".

Related:

  • Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets Sold for Just $2 Before Tip-Off Wednesday

    Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets Sold for Just $2 Before Tip-Off Wednesday

    The Cavaliers struggled again in the third quarter as Drummond and Jackson combined to score 15 straight points for the Pistons . Drummond - who was ejected in the win over the 76ers - had 20 points and 20 rebounds through three quarters against Cleveland.
    King Abdullah's grief turns to anger over Jordanian flood deaths

    King Abdullah's grief turns to anger over Jordanian flood deaths

    On the day of the school's field trip, Jordan's national weather and government agencies had issued severe weather warnings. "The children tried to escape the floods by going to the bus but its doors were closed", said Abu Yousef told reporters.
    Chaos descends on Sri Lanka as president ousts prime minister

    Chaos descends on Sri Lanka as president ousts prime minister

    Sirisena had pledged accountability for war atrocities, but has faced worldwide criticism for being slow to deliver on justice. In a telephonic conversation with a TV station, Wickremesinghe said "I will continue to be the Prime Minister".
  • IPHONE XR REVIEW: Right trade-offs for a cheaper price

    IPHONE XR REVIEW: Right trade-offs for a cheaper price

    For Apple to continue to be a mass producer and marketer of iPhones, it needed to take a different tack than in years past. The iPhone XR is not yet on sale in the United States - that will happen at 8:00 AM Eastern Time.
    Tesla (TSLA) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results

    Tesla (TSLA) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results

    Thanks to the production push for the Model 3 over the summer, Tesla was able to rack up $312 million in profits for Q3. Tesla had promised to produce 5,000 Model 3s every week by the end of past year , but only managed to make 2,700 units.
    PM Imran Khan arrives in Saudi Arabia on two-day official visit

    PM Imran Khan arrives in Saudi Arabia on two-day official visit

    He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Officials estimate the proposed project may bring up to $8 billion in Saudi investment.
  • Sultan of Oman receives Israel PM 'after prolonged contacts'

    Sultan of Oman receives Israel PM 'after prolonged contacts'

    Oman has no official diplomatic ties with Israel, although a slight warming in relations followed the Oslo Accords in the 1990s. Abbas paid his visit to Oman on October 21-23, and called it "successfull on all levels" in an interview to Palestinian TV.
    Obama, Clintons sent 'explosive devices' through the mail

    Obama, Clintons sent 'explosive devices' through the mail

    In June, 75-year-old De Niro received a standing ovation at the Tony Awards in NY for using an expletive to condemn Trump. And authorities are really still investigating exactly what's inside of it and what we may learn, the motives here.
    Liverpool 4-0 Red Star

    Liverpool 4-0 Red Star

    Despite a shaky opening, summer signing Fabinho caught the eye on his first start for the club and could retain his place against the Bluebirds as Liverpool suffer with injuries.
  • NBC News 'Today' anchor Megyn Kelly will not return to the show

    NBC News 'Today' anchor Megyn Kelly will not return to the show

    She is in the middle of the second year of a three year contract, which reportedly pays her more than $20 million a year. She apologized in a tearful message to viewers on Wednesday's episode of her show, as well as privately to her staff.
    Italian watchdog hits Apple, Samsung with fines over planned obsolescence

    Italian watchdog hits Apple, Samsung with fines over planned obsolescence

    Previous year the Android 6.0.1 update was pushed to Samsung phones including the then two-year-old Note 4. The ICA said its investigations targeted Samsung's Note 4 and Apple's iPhone 6, both released in 2014.
    Govt appoints Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI chief

    Govt appoints Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI chief

    Minutes after taking charge, Rao issued orders transferring at least 11 officers on Wednesday. Asthana was also probing the INX Media case, allegedly involving former Union minister P.

Comments

Latest news

These companies spent millions on political adds on Facebook
Facebook has launched a new searchable database for buyers of political ads in the United States, Reuters reports. Proposition 112 would set minimum distance requirements for new gas and oil projects.

Palestinian militants fire rockets, Israel strikes Gaza
Palestinians gather at the Israel-Gaza fence during a protest calling for lifting the blockade on Gaza, in Gaza, October 26, 2018. Reports Friday suggested a deal had been reached that would see the protests end in exchange for an easing of the blockade.

Pakistan beat Australia by 66 runs in first T20
Finch said changes had to be considered for Friday's second T20 in Dubai, which will also host the third and final game on Sunday. Including Hafeez's dismissal, Australia had hit back by picking up seven wickets for the addition of just 28 runs.

Daniel Arzani earns Celtic promotion after Brendan Rodgers intervention
Celtic are a good team. "They like to press and build from the back using their wing backs". Rangnick said: "It looks like these two teams will be fighting for second spot".

Mourinho and Man Utd players fed-up with lack of board support
United, who bought the forward for £75 million, need him to rediscover his spark on the field in order to rekindle their 2018-19 campaign.

Red Dead Redemption 2 runs at native 4K on Xbox One X
After what has felt like an eternity of anticipation, Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 hits shelves worldwide today, October 26. No release date for the full Red Dead Redemption 2 has yet been confirmed by developers Rockstar Games .

Ethiopia has a female President
In Ethiopia , the role of president does not come with executive powers, but is considered highly symbolic. Ethiopia 's parliament has named Sahle-Work Zewde as the country's first woman president.

Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah called up for last three ODIs
To have won three ICC Global events is a remarkable achievement and will live long in the memories of all West Indies supporters. What makes Kohli's record so impressive is that he has just taken 205 innings to cross the 10,000 run mark.

Utah Utes track athlete Lauren McCluskey shot and killed
The university also tweeted , "Shooting suspect still on foot". "Last night, the University of Utah lost one of our own". The suspect believed to be responsible for her death was found dead a short time later at an off-campus location.

Putin ready to meet Trump in Paris next month
He said Russian Federation had first illegally tested a land-based cruise missile in 2008 and described its violations of the treaty as "long and deep".

City in South Carolina's 'Golden Strip' sells winning lottery ticket
The six winning numbers were printed on a ticket sold at the store off Lee Vaughn Road, about a 6.5km drive from city hall. They added, "Take a deep breath and enjoy the moment!" He entered the state's Mega Millions pool with 141 other people.

Upgrade your SD/HD movies to 4K on Google Play Movies & TV free
Starting today, some previously-purchased movies will automatically be upgraded to 4K quality once available. It is possible you can now get a 4K version of that movie for free according to a report from 9to5 Google.

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Delivers Powerful Interactive Map to iOS, Android
The companion app will allow players to view real-time interactive information on their smart device while playing the game. Although we must warn you, there are potential spoilers in this article so read at your own discretion.

Worlds oldest intact shipwreck found in Black Sea
The ruins were discovered more than a mile underwater, in oxygen-free conditions that helped preserve the ship's parts. Adams said that the ship, both oar and sail-powered, would have been primarily used for trading, The Times reported .

China tells Trump to ditch his iPhone for a Huawei
Of course, it's not necessary to actually bug the president's phone if he's going to simply chat over an unsecured line. Apple did not immediately return Business Insider's request for comment.

Other news