Germany: Jewish official threatened in street
BERLIN - The Associated Press
A man wears a kippah, the traditional Jewish headgear, as he takes part in a kippah-flashmob which was was staged in protest against the brutal daylight beating of a rabbi in front of his six-year-old daughter on August 28, 2012 in Berlin's Schoeneberg district. AFP PhotoGerman police are investigating a claim that a senior Jewish official was threatened by a man in the street shortly after visiting a Berlin synagogue with his family.
A Berlin police spokesman says Stephan Kramer, the general secretary of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, alleges the incident happened Wednesday on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.
Police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf said Friday that both Kramer, who was carrying a gun at the time, and the unnamed man have filed criminal complaints that the other threatened them.
Last month a Jewish man was taken to a hospital with head injuries after being attacked in Berlin by a group of youths of apparent Arab origin.