Skip to comments.Police exploring background of Seattle man arrested in vehicle attack outside L.A. synagogue
Posted on 11/27/2018 12:32:04 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
Authorities are trying to determine the motivations and background of a 32-year-old Seattle man who allegedly tried to run down two men outside of a synagogue in Hancock Park last week in an attack that police have described as a hate crime.
Mohamed Mohamed Abdi was arrested outside of Congregation Bais Yehuda in the 300 block of La Brea Avenue Friday night and held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he yelled a number of anti-Semitic insults and barreled his car toward the two men around 9 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Horace Frank said.
Abdi was driving a rental car past the synagogue when he began yelling profanity at a group of worshipers near La Brea and Oakwood Avenues, Frank said.
Concerned by Abdis actions, two men walked away from the larger group but kept their eyes trained on Abdi, who then made a U-turn and ran a red light while accelerating toward them, Frank said. The two men managed to evade him, and Abdi crashed into a parked car a short time later.
That monitoring, that vigilance, saved their lives, LAPD Chief Michel Moore said at a news conference Monday.
No one was injured at the scene, and Abdi is being held in lieu of $55,000 at Mens Central Jail downtown, police said. A knife was found in Abdis car, but Frank said police do not believe he owns any firearms.
Frank expects the LAPD will ask the Los Angeles County district attorneys office to pursue assault charges against Abdi. The department is working in conjunction with the FBIs Los Angeles field office to investigate Abdi, and federal prosecutors may consider possible hate crime or domestic terror charges against him.
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Mohamed Mohamed Abdi, native of Mogadishu
Authorities are trying to determine the motivations and background
Hmmmm...yeah, that's a real head-scratcher there.
Surely hes from an Amish enclave! /S
“...trying to determine the motive-—”
Yeah. Uh... Have them give me a call.
I can help them out with that.
...tried to run down two men outside of a synagogue...
Yup, it's a mystery all right.
Lack of rack and pinion steering....
If only there was SOME clue as to what motivated this Boy Scout to attack Jews. It's sooo hard!
Flies we’re covering his face and eyes...
Background? Well, he was Somali
That pretty much sums it up.
Well, for starters his name is Mohamed Mohamed Abdi. There's your first clue Sherlock.
WHY is this A$$HOLE in the United States?
Certainly a difficult mystery. But if they didn’t want their readers to solve it, they wouldn’t have put the perp’s name up front like that. I’d give them a little credit.
C’mon, he’s just another “Economic Refugee”
Why would a guy named Mohamed Mohamed Abdi with an IQ of 70 hate Jooze? Really puzzling, that one! < / sarcasm >
We may never know his true motive
Strip him of his citizenship, drop him in Mog.
Motive: extreme jealousy and resentment of an exceptional culture...
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