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Man charged with LA synagogue vandalism, threats

August 30, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a 34-year-old man with defacing a synagogue and threatening a man.

Cameron Brunson Blake is expected to be arraigned Friday on one count each of vandalism of religious property, which is a hate crime, and criminal threats.

Custody records show Blake is jailed, and it’s unclear if he has an attorney.

Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $1 million.

The district attorney’s office says Blake is accused of carving an anti-Semitic slur into the door of a synagogue on Aug. 10.

Two days later he allegedly hurled an epithet at a man and his infant daughter in Palisades Park and threatened to injure or kill the man.

The charges carry a possible maximum sentence of six years and eight months in prison.

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