German police suspect man of anti-Semitic vandalism
Police in Germany searched Friday the home of a man whom they suspect hung a pig's head over the entrance of an historic Jewish cemetery a week ago, dpa reported.
They said the suspect, 48, from the town of Gotha had a criminal record for similar hate offences.
The vandalism hit two cemeteries on the same night. The animal head was placed next to the Star of David symbol at the cemetery in Gotha, an anti-Semitic placard was left next to it and mock blood was thrown against the gate.
A substance meant to look like blood was also thrown on a Holocaust memorial plaque at the other cemetery, in the city of Erfurt. The suspect's home was searched after a tip-off by witnesses to 20 detectives working on the case.