A woman dressed in Muslim garb that was caught on surveillance video photographing a Jewish school last week in Borough Park is most likely not a threat to the community, law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the investigation told JP.
The woman was caught on surveillance video last Thursday taking photos from Yeshiva Imeri Yosef Spinka located at 15th avenue and 58th street. The incident was reported to police Friday afternoon, approximately 24 hours later police said. The NYPD Intelligence Division was then notified of the incident and have since reviewed several surveillance cameras from the area.
As far as the video shows, it seems like she didn’t come to the area with plans to hurt anyone. The video shows her just passing by the area, seeing the building with different posters which may have prompted her to take photos. There is no reason to believe she had any foul intent, the source said.
The intelligence unit has assigned two detectives to the case and at this point they don’t beleive the woman is a part of any terror cell, sources added.
To be on the safe side NYPD is looking to talk with her, but she is not facing any charges at this point. Investigators just want speak with this person to rule out all other possibilities, police said.
“If you see something suspicious, notify the police immediately,” Assemblyman Dov Hikind said after watching the video. “It’s critical. I urge everyone in the community to remain vigilant, and report anything they deem suspicious. We must work together to ensure the safety of our neighborhood, and that starts with reporting suspicious activity right away.”