Detectives In Beverly Hills Detain A Suspect In A ‘Despicable’ Alleged Antisemitic Assault On An Elderly Man

According to the Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD), a man in Beverly Hills has been placed under arrest for allegedly beating an elderly man on Saturday morning while shouting antisemitic remarks at him.

Detectives In Beverly Hills Detain A Suspect In A 'Despicable' Alleged Antisemitic Assault On An Elderly Man

Jarris Jay Silagi, 44, of Los Angeles was apprehended by police for the alleged attack after he allegedly fled the scene.

Officers were called to the intersection of North Rexford Drive and North Santa Monica Boulevard just after 9:00 a.m. on allegations of someone who had been assaulted with a deadly weapon.

Officers found an older man who appeared to have been struck with a belt and had a laceration on his head when they got on the scene.

According to the officers, his wife was also there when the attack happened.

According to officials, the victim was taken care of by emergency personnel on the site and didn’t need any additional medical care.

A man posing as the victim’s son claimed to have taken a photo of his father’s supposedly bleeding shirt on X and said that his parents were travelling to shul, the Yiddish word for synagogue, at the time of the attack.

The BHPD reports that Silagi is accused of hate crimes, attempted robbery, elder abuse, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Presently, Silagi is being held at the Los Angeles County Jail under a $100,000 bail.

His first court date is set for this coming Tuesday.

“Our officers quickly apprehended the suspect, and he is in custody,” said Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark Stainbrook. “This despicable act of hate against a member of our community will not be tolerated.”

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