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Man caught after sending pig head to synagogue and other Jewish targets

By Mason White 10:44 AM February 2, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
The person behind sending pig heads to a Rome synagogue and other Jewish targets, was caught, police in Italy said.

Police in Rome said that they have identified a radical right-wing man they suspect of sending pig heads to the Great Synagogue of Rome, the Israeli Embassy and a museum with an exhibition of the Holocaust.

Police said that the 29-year-old local man, who was not named, has links to right-wing political groups and planned to start a new one in Rome. Anti-terrorist police were investigating him and prosecutors are preparing to file charges.

The man has been taken into custody for sending the packages last week.

Police said that anti-Semitic graffiti were also scrawled on the walls of a municipal building in the city last Friday.