Suspect in Santa Monica synagogue bombing arrested in Ohio, police say

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

A man believed to be the suspect in the bombing of a Santa Monica synagogue has been arrested in Ohio, police said Monday night.

Ron Hirsch, 60, who was wanted in connection with Thursday’s bombing at the Chabad House, was apprehended in Cleveland Heights, the Santa Monica Police Department said.

He was taken into custody after local authorities received a call from someone who had come into contact with Hirsch.

Hirsch is suspected of being responsible for the explosion that sent a 300-pound metal pipe encased in concrete crashing through the roof of the home of Janti Rashti, who lives next door to Chabad House on 17th Street, near Broadway.