Driver charged for allegedly trying to hit men at synagogue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Felony charges with a hate crime allegation have been filed against a motorist accused of trying to run down two men leaving a Los Angeles synagogue.

The district attorney’s office says Tuesday that Mohamed Abdi Mohamed is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney. Arraignment is scheduled for later Tuesday.

Police say the 32-year-old 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.

Mohamed, who was born in Somalia, is a U.S. citizen who resides in Seattle.

Investigators believe Abdi was acting alone, and not as a member of a group.

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