A word referencing the latest terrorist assaults in New Zealand’s Christchurch was discovered on the scene of a suspected arson at a Southern California mosque, police stated Sunday.
A word was discovered within the parking zone referencing the shootings this month that killed 50 folks at two mosques within the metropolis of Christchurch, police Lt Chris Lick stated. He didn’t elaborate concerning the contents of the word.
No accidents have been reported. The fireplace broke out at round 3am on the Islamic Centre of Escondido, positioned roughly 30 miles north of San Diego.
Police stated an individual contained in the mosque on the time was capable of extinguish the hearth earlier than firefighters arrived. There have been seven folks contained in the mosque on the time of the hearth. The construction sustained minor injury to the surface façade, police stated.
The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the incident together with native police. No arrests have been made and the police had not but recognized any suspects as of Sunday afternoon.
The San Diego workplace of the Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned the obvious arson assault and inspired anybody with data to return ahead.