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CHICAGO (CBS)– Police are investigating after two synagogues were vandalized on the Northwest Side Sunday.

The incidents took place just hours and blocks apart.

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Police said around 7 a.m., officers were called to a synagogue at 3635 West Devon Avenue for a man kicking the side of the building, trying to break a window.

Then, around 5 p.m., someone spray painted graffiti on both a synagogue and a cargo container in the 2900 block of West Devon Avenue. A swastika was found spray painted on the side of the building.

While no injuries were reported, a man was verbally assaulted during this incident.

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Police said a person was taken into custody for questioning in connection with the second incident.

Police cannot confirm if the two incidents are connected.

According to the Anti-Defamation League, over 2,000 anti-Semetic attacks were reported in 2020, breaking records as their third highest year since they started keeping track

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Source: CBS Chicago

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