Arrest made in anti-Semitic vandalism at Albuquerque deli


(JTA) — The FBI has arrested a 56-year-old man in the anti-Semitic vandalism of a Jewish deli in Albuquerque, N.M.

John Ng was arrested Friday in connection with two incidents at the Nosh Deli in late January and early February, according to local media.

Ng is expected to appear in U.S. District Court on Monday, according to reports. The charges to be leveled and details of his arrest are not known.

Mailing labels with anti-Semitic slurs written on them were stuck to the front door of the deli. The stickers also were pasted on parking meters and light poles on the block where the deli is located.

In the earlier incident, similar labels and messages, including “To the Kikes who should die,” were found on the deli’s front door.

“Part of me wants to meet him, part of me doesn’t want to meet him,” owner Alisa Turtletaub told KOB Eyewitness News 4 on Saturday. “I guess anybody in this situation you want to know why. Why do you have so much hate?”

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