Germany: Jewish official threatened in street

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Posted: Sep 28, 2012 3:02 AM
Germany: Jewish official threatened in street

BERLIN (AP) — German police are investigating a claim that a senior Jewish official was threatened by a man in the street shortly after visiting a Berlin synagogue with his family.

A Berlin police spokesman says Stephan Kramer, the general secretary of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, alleges the incident happened Wednesday on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.

Police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf said Friday that both Kramer, who was carrying a gun at the time, and the unnamed man have filed criminal complaints that the other threatened them.

Last month a Jewish man was taken to a hospital with head injuries after being attacked in Berlin by a group of youths of apparent Arab origin.