Nizhny Novgorod, Russia – Three attackers, ice hockey fans, overran the security guard and vandalized a synagogue in Nizhny Novgorod.
"Three young men, aged 18-19, broke into the synagogue, tore down the table cloth and began throwing religious books out the windows. The unruly assailants overwhelmed the security guard and beat him up," the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia said.
Police detained all of the assailants, a spokesman said, and the attack is being investigated.
"All of them are fans of an ice hockey club, whose team played in the city," he said.
The prompt reaction of law enforcement indicates that the authorities are becoming more attentive to such crimes, the Federation said. [interfax]