Man charged with threatening a synagogue in Kansas City

A Kansas City, Kansas, man has been charged with threatening a synagogue in suburban Overland Park, JTA reported Sunday.

The man, 40-year-old Brian Wachter was accused of making an unspecified threat on May 31 against Congregation Beth Shalom, according to the Kansas City Star.

It was not clear whether Wachter's arrest was related to a security threat to the Kansas City Jewish community reported earlier this month. The head of the local Jewish federation issued a statement on June 14 saying that Jewish agencies had become aware that morning "of a potential threat to the broader Kansas City Jewish community."

Wachter appeared in court June 23 on a single criminal threat count and was jailed, with bond set at $25,000, the Kansas City Star reported.

In 2014, white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. murdered three people in front of two Kansas City Jewish institutions. Miller said he shot his victims because he wanted to kill Jewish people before he dies, though none of his victims were Jewish.

Although he admitted to killing the three people, Miller pleaded not guilty, saying it was his duty to stop genocide against the white race, particularly Jews who he claimed “have too much power”.

In an interview months after the murder, Miller expressed his surprise and regret at not having managed to kill any Jews.

He was later convicted and a judge subsequently sentenced him to death.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/214123

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