Criminal case against suspect in LA synagogue attack delayed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say criminal proceedings against a Seattle man accused of trying to run over two Jewish men outside a Los Angeles synagogue have been suspended amid questions about his mental competency.

The Los Angeles Times on Friday cites records that show Mohamed Abdi Mohamed was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2015. The newspaper says the 32-year-old has been treated at mental health facilities in Washington state twice in recent years.

Prosecutors say a mental competency hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 14.

Mohamed is charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say he yelled anti-Semitic remarks at the pair, made a U-turn and drove at the men, who were on a sidewalk. Nobody was hurt.

The suspect was arrested after crashing into another car in the largely Jewish Wilshire-area.

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