Somali immigrant yelled slurs in attempted vehicle attack outside Los Angeles synagogue, police say

Article author: 
Travis Fedschun
Article publisher: 
Fox News
Article date: 
December 1, 2018
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National News
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The attempted car ramming of two men outside a Los Angeles synagogue Friday -- allegedly by a Somali immigrant -- is being treated as a potential hate crime as federal officials work to establish a motive in the attack.

Mohamed Mohamed Abdi, 32, was arrested outside Congregation Bais Yehuda ...

Two men reported they saw a vehicle being driven by a man, identified as Abdi, who yelled out anti-Semitic expletives "referencing their Jewish heritage" before running a red light, making a U-Turn and accelerating towards them "really, really fast."
"The reason we knew he was coming at us is because, when he did the U-turn, he was burning rubber, so it additionally caught our attention," one of the victims, who wished not to be identified, told FOX11 ...