Police are investigating a possible bias crime in Brooklyn Heights after a Pineapple Street resident found an anti-Semitic note taped to her front door on Tuesday morning.
The note was written in thick black marker and partially said “kill” and “Jews,” but police did not release the full message to a Brooklyn Paper reporter on the scene.
The residents of the single-family house, which is between Willow Street and Columbia Heights, refused to comment. But two occupants appeared shaken as they discussed the finding with detectives.
The captain of the 84th Precinct, Mark DiPaolo, was at the scene on Tuesday, talking with residents and the homeowners.
“Right now we’re just investigating,” he said, referring all questions to the NYPD press office.
Police spokesman Martin Speechley said the NYPD takes possible bias crimes seriously.
“It’s going to be investigated as a crime, as it should be, but it may be handed up to a hate crime,” Speechley said.
The incident was a reminder in Brooklyn Heights of a case last year in which 19 swastikas and dozens of flyers bearing anti-Semitic messages appeared on Remsen Street, including swastikas at Congregation B’nai Avraham and the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue.
In January, police arrested Ivaylo Ivanov, 37, in connection with the crimes.
Then, in March, another swastika appeared on a Remsen Street brownstone.
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