A man has been arrested on charges, including assault, after reports that he chanted antisemitic remarks at a man and his twelve-year-old son who were visiting South Florida.
According to local authorities, the victims were subjected to the verbal abuse on the evening of 13th December by a lone assailant. The attacker reportedly began shouting, “I am going to f****** kill you, you f****** Jews”, and followed the father and son when they tried to escape into a local eatery.
Other members of the Jewish community gathered around the father and son to offer support, and the offender subsequently screamed antisemitic and hateful language at the group of adults and children. He left before the authorities arrived at the scene.
After an alert was issued to the public, the suspect was arrested on 14th December. Two hunting knives were discovered in his backpack upon arrest and he reportedly continued to make antisemitic comments while in custody.
He is currently held in Miami-Dade’s Turner Guildford Knight Correctional Centre on a $3,500 bond.