The police arrested a 40-year-old man from Utrecht who is suspected of being involved in an incident last Friday in which a rabbi was allegedly hit in the head at the Overvecht shopping center. The suspect reported himself to the police on Sunday. The police are investigating him. The 66-year-old rabbi, Aryeh Leib Heintz, said that he was approached in a discriminatory manner on Friday afternoon at around 3 p.m. Heintz said he was struck by an attacker who told him he had no business being at the shopping center “dressed as a Jew” and was hit in the head shortly afterwards, NOS reported. The prominent Utrecht rabbi then reported the incident. Investigations have already revealed the presumed identity of the suspect, the police informed. Last Friday, the police announced that camera footage of the incident had already been secured. Several politicians expressed outrage at the incident on Friday, including outgoing Justice and Security Minister Dilan Yesilgöz and Utrecht Mayor Sharon Dijksma.

via nltimes: 40-year-old man arrested for attacking prominent Utrecht rabbi in shopping center

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