On Thursday, November 1, a discussion to be held at a New York City synagogue between political candidates was canceled due to a spate of anti-Semitic graffiti being scrawled throughout the venue, the Inquisitr previously reported. With Ilana Glazer, star of Comedy Central series Broad City, set to host the proceedings, the event was a highly anticipated affair that had brought out quite the crowd before Glazer was forced to make a public statement canceling the event.
The graffiti in question, written in stark black marker, contained such phrases as "Kill all Jews!" as well as "Die Jew rats, we are here!" Other offensive statements made by the graffiti suspect included "Hitler," and "Jews better be ready!"
Now, police have apprehended a suspect related to the matter, according to Fox News. 26-year-old James Polite was arrested on Friday, November 2, and was charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime connected with vandalism for his alleged acts upon the Union Temple in Brooklyn.
As it turns out, Polite had been profiled by the New York Times just one year prior, in 2017, where it was revealed that he had formerly served as a campaign worker for former president Barack Obama during the Democrats 2008 campaign.