(PM) – A Syrian refugee armed with a knife was arrested outside Neue Synagogue in Berlin, Germany, on Friday evening. The incident occurred at 5:30 PM, just before Friday night prayer services.
The man reportedly yelled ‘Allahu akbar’ and ‘f*** Israel’ multiple times with a knife in his hand outside the synagogue.
Police sprayed pepper spray into the man’s face and arrested him at the scene.
The man was identified as ‘Murad M.’, an immigrant originally from Damascus, Syria. The man had no prior record and was not known to authorities, according to the Times of Israel.
No injuries occurred in the incident. Police released the man from custody on Saturday morning.