Police say the alleged suspect in the Buffalo mass shooting that left 10 people dead wrote a manifesto that included racist and antisemitic messages, and also mentioned some New Jersey cities for one specific reason.
The hateful ramblings posted online sent shockwaves to Ocean County, as the vitriolic screed referenced Lakewood and neighboring Toms River — both home to large and growing Orthodox Jewish populations.
“It puts a shudder right down your spine,” said Lakewood Township Committeeman Meir Lichtenstein. “That scares us.”
Authorities said there are no known threats in the area, but nonetheless, the Lakewood Police Department has increased patrols and visibility in the community, especially around the
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