RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Authorities in northern New Jersey say someone threw several Molotov cocktails and other explosive devices into the second floor residence of a synagogue early Wednesday.
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says the incident is being investigated as an attempted murder and bias-related arson. The prosecutor says lit aerosol cans also were used in the attack.
The fire occurred at Congregation Beth El at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. It's the latest in a series of incidents targeting synagogues in Bergen County. Molinelli didn't say whether Wednesday's incident is related.
Rabbi Nosson Schuman tells CBS 880 Radio that he saw a flash of fire outside his bedroom window before his bedspread caught fire. The rabbi says he got his wife and five children out of the building safely.