Tucson synagogue, mosque vandalized in separate attacks

Police say they have arrested a man in connection with the vandalism of a Tucson synagogue and are investigating an unrelated attack at a local mosque.

Detectives announced Wednesday they arrested 37-year-old Dustin Wilkerson on suspicion of aggravated criminal damage after reviewing surveillance video taken at Kol Ami Tucson. The man was in jail for allegedly assaulting a officer when police arrested him.

Tucson Police said they were also investigating vandalism and an assault on several worshippers in a separate incident at an area mosque.

Police say there is no connection between the two attacks and they have no evidence that either one was bias-motivated.

The Arizona Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations called for additional security at the Islamic Center of Tucson after the Dec. 25 attack there.

The group says a group of people assaulted two men as they walked into the mosque for morning prayers, leaving one with a black eye. Two women from the group reportedly smashed a mosque window.

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