A large menorah was toppled on the Cambridge Common over the weekend, and police say they’re investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.
A couple of witnesses called police on Sunday around 3:30 p.m., according to Cambridge police spokesman Jeremy Warnick. They said a man dressed in black and riding a black bicycle walked over to the menorah and pushed it over.
The man then got back on the bike and rode through the common toward Waterhouse Street, Warnick said.
“A suspect has not yet been identified, and this is being investigated as a possible hate crime,” he said.
Our Detectives are currently investigating. On Sunday at approximately 3:30p, 2 witnesses observed a white male, who was dressed in all black, riding a black bicycle, get off of his bicycle and walk over to the Menorah and push it over.
— Cambridge Police👮🏽 (@CambridgePolice) December 3, 2018
A video being circulated on Twitter and various news outlets shows a group picking up the menorah and standing it back in place.
Walking past Cambridge Common today w @itsmejono, we saw the park menorah on the ground. 2 young women had witnessed a young man on a bike push it over with intent. We gathered some strangers to help us put it back up. Then the older, Jewish gentleman said a Hanukkah prayer. pic.twitter.com/dm5oX0aX0I
— lillian milagros🇵🇷 (@lillian) December 2, 2018