“I’ve spoken with the NYPD and it appears that this matter may be over, ” said Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) this evening. “The police have identified the suspects. The explanation for why these men visited these synagogues sounds strange, but the police don’t believe there’s a reason for concern at this point. They are continuing the investigation until everything is made perfectly clear.
“The other good news is how quickly the NYPD responded and how quickly they identified the suspects. Our community remained calm yet vigilant throughout this matter. The NYPD has our community’s deep and sincere gratitude.”