Man held after ‘opening fire in US synagogue’

A man has been detained following a shooting in a synagogue in California.

Four people have been taken to hospital as a result of the shooting.

The Twitter account for the San Diego Sheriff’s office reported that officials were called to Chabad Way in Poway, San Diego, at 11.30am.

“There are injuries. This is a developing situation,” the tweet read.

An hour before the account confirmed the injuries, the San Diego Sheriff’s office tweeted that police were investigating reports of a man with a gun.

Local roads have been closed and the injured victims have been taken to Palomar Medical Centre.

Derryl Acosta, a spokesman for the hospital, said four patients were admitted around 12.30pm local time on Saturday.

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San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said there is no longer a threat since a man has been detained, but police will be stepping up patrols at places of worship in the area as a precaution.

The Chabad of Poway was worshipping on the last day of Passover.

This attack marks exactly six months since a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue killed 11 people.

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Source: SKY NEWS

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