Miami-Dade County, FL (December 9, 2018) - Police in Aventura, Florida have arrested a man accused of making anti-Semitic threats towards Jewish businesses and religious establishments. According to authorities, Nadim Siddiqui was arrested on Saturday, December 8th.
Siddiqui was being investigated by several law enforcement agencies, including the Aventura Police, Miami-Dade Police, Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Siddiqui first came to officers' attention in response to numerous concerns from Jewish establishments claiming that he entered their business and made anti-Semitic statements.
Siddiqui is accused of smashing a bottle of wine at the Kosher Kingdom Supermarket on October 14th. Two weeks later he entered the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center and also yelled anti-Semitic slurs. He was arrested for those incidents on November 5th.
There is no word at this time on whether Siddiqui remains in jail.
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