Authorities are investigating after dozens of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia were vandalized, just one week after 100 headstones at a St. Louis Jewish cemetery were toppled. The incident took place at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in the Wissinoming section of the city on Saturday, CNN reported, and is currently being classified as institutional vandalism and not a hate crime. While Mt. Carmel is located near three Christian cemeteries, no vandalism was found at those locations. The cemetery has been serving the Jewish community since 1906. The Anti-Defamation League is offering $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction, while The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5 is offering a $3,000 award.
A rabbi at Mt. Carmel Cemetery says he's counted more than 500 Jewish grave sites vandalized. Volunteers picking up knocked over headstones. pic.twitter.com/B3VWejd0YX— Bobby Allyn (@BobbyAllyn) February 26, 2017