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Man Caught On Video Defacing Las Vegas Synagogue During Services

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rabbi says security video captured the image of a man approaching and defacing a Las Vegas synagogue while congregants were inside during the weekend.

KSNV-TV reports the man used a rock to scratch a swastika on a pillar about 1:30 p.m. Saturday during Sabbath services at Chabad of Southern Nevada.

The culprit wasn't immediately identified or found.

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Rabbi Shea Harlig calls the incident shocking but rare.

He says it's a first time in 26 years the synagogue west of the Las Vegas Strip has been defaced with a swastika.

Harlig says the vandal should be ashamed of himself.