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New York police investigating possible vandalism at a largely Jewish cemetery

The New York Police Department is investigating a report of possible vandalism at a predominantly Jewish cemetery.

An NYPD spokesman said Sunday that the department's hate crimes division has been notified of headstones found toppled at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn.

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State Assemblyman Dov Hikind tweeted photos Saturday night showing some headstones on the ground. The Democrat says he'll go to the cemetery later Sunday to see them.

There has been a rash of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries and 122 bomb threats called in to Jewish organizations in three dozen states since early January.

Authorities said Friday that Juan Thompson, a former journalist fired for fabricating details in stories, made at least eight of the threats against Jewish institutions nationwide as part of a campaign to harass and frame his ex-girlfriend.

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