German police have begun a hunt for a masked suspect who is believed to have been involved in an arson outside a synagogue in Ulm.
The masked suspect, a male, was allegedly seen pouring a flammable liquid outside of the synagogue and setting it alight.
The synagogue’s interior was not damaged. However, the building’s exterior was covered in soot and a pane of glass was damaged.
Baden-Württemberg’s State Premier Winfried Kretschmann said: “It shows the insidious face of antisemitism, which we oppose clearly and unambiguously.”
Baden-Württemberg’s Office of Criminal Investigation (LKA) sent cybercrime and forensic experts to Ulm to investigate, security in the city has been increased and consultations with the city’s residents are believed to be ongoing.
Ulm’s synagogue was orginally destroyed in 1938 during the Kristallnacht pogroms and was only reopened in 2012.