BERKELEY (BCN) — Police in Berkeley arrested a 37-year-old man after he yelled anti-Semitic statements inside a synagogue and in front of a Jewish community center over the weekend.

Officers responded at noon on Saturday to reports of a suspect entering the Congregation Netivot Shalom on University Avenue and yelling threatening and anti-Semitic statements against the members of the synagogue.

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Officers found the man a short time later in front of nearby Chabad House, where they saw the man yelling at the front of the building after he had been prevented from entering.

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Officers arrested the man — whose name they did not release — on suspicion of willfully threatening a person based on their perceived characteristics, which is considered a hate crime.

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