Conflicting Stories of NJ Synagogue Attack Suspect
A southern New Jersey prosecutor says an elementary school wasn’t in danger from a teenager charged with firebomb attacks on synagogues in northern New Jersey.
Nineteen-year-old Aakash Dalal faces arson, bias intimidation and other charges in the synagogue attacks he allegedly planned with another teen in Bergen County.
During a bail hearing Wednesday, The Record of Woodland Park reported, Bergen County authorities said investigators found a blueprint for a school in Camden County while searching Dalal’s home.
They said the blueprint featured markings that indicated an attack plan.
Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk says the investigation revealed Dalal found the plans in a dumpster near his home and “had no intentions to target the school.”
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.
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