NYPD Charges Jewish Man With Anti-Semitic Threats

MyFOXny.com | January 16, 2012

(myFOXny.com) - Police on Monday arrested a man in connection with a series of anti-Semitic threats and vandalism incidents in New York City, police said.

David Haddad, 56, of Manhattan, was arrested on a charge of aggravated harassment as a hate crime.

Sources told myFOXny.com that Haddad is himself Jewish and is related to one victim and knows another.

The New York Police Department has connected Haddad to four incidents: threatening phone calls made to an 80-year-old woman in Brooklyn on Dec. 11, 2011; anti-Semitic symbols and statements scrawled on five apartment doors and a threatening phone call received in a building in Manhattan on Jan. 10, 2012; a threatening phone call made to an 87-year-old woman in Manhattan on Jan. 11; and a threatening voicemail message left for a 78-year-old woman in Brooklyn on Jan. 1, authorities said.

Sources said he is also the prime suspect in a rash of Swastika incidents and a phone threat over the weekend in Midwood, Brooklyn.

The arrest comes just weeks after another string of alleged hate crime attacks in Long Island and Queens. A 40-year-old man confessed to a string of Molotov cocktail attacks last month, including one on an Islamic Center in Queens.