‘Suspicious’ Woman Prompts SWAT Team to Enter Shul on Rosh Hashana

swat lkwdA report of a possible suspicious woman Davening in Shul on Rosh Hashana prompted a full-force response from the SWAT team over Yom Tov, TLS has learned.

Sources tell TLS that on the first day of Rosh Hashana police were alerted about a suspicious woman inside a Shul.

Not taking any chances, Lakewood’s Special Response Team dressed in tactical gear entered the Bais Medrash and located the alleged suspicious woman. It was determined however moments later that the woman was a Frum Lakewood woman, and it was apparently a misunderstanding.

Lakewood’s SRT, Sheriff’s Officers and State Police were staged around Lakewood over Yom Tov due to the threats around the world.

Yom Tov around town was other relatively uneventful, officials say.



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  1. Thanks to all the law enforcement officers that protected us over Rosh Hasanna, did anyone think to address this woman? Or find oout if someone else in the bais medash new her? Or is seeing a woman out of the kitchen something new for people in this town?

  2. A big thank you to the Lakewood Police Department for protecting Lakewood on Rosh Hashana and all year round.

    When it comes to these kinds of threats, better safe than sorry. If someone was suspicious-looking, call the police, and ask questions later.

    (A Muslim beheaded an innocent woman in Oklahoma over Rosh Hashana. Again. call the police, and ask questions later.)

  3. This story is way too wild.
    Was she wearing a burka? Was she yelling Allah Is Great? Was she wielding a machete? Please. Let us hear a “And now for the REST of the story…” ala Paul Harvey.

  4. Thank you hashem for protecting us over Rosh Hashanah and everyday, if hashem wants something to happen all the swat teams in the whole world won’t stop it

  5. TLS, Please revise your reporting… The only place in town that law enforcement “STAGED” was around BMG – Period! And I hate to break it to ya’ll, I think they scared people more than making them feel secure! They (PD) should bring out all their “toys” some other time. Not Yomim Noraim.

  6. There were many young families who opted to move in to their parents’ homes for Shabbos. Some brought over their things before Yom Tov (Wednesday) but others walked over on Friday with suitcases.

    Well, rumor has it that the police stopped one young man with a suitcase and a Pack ‘n’ Play, which evidently looked like some kind of weapon.

    We appreciate the vigilance. (But are still curious what was suspicious about the woman in shul?)

  7. You know a lot of non Jewish people were terrified by the police this holiday when they were pulled over by men and women in armored vehicles and wearing military grade equipment. I’m sure this Frum woman was scared but there were many more terrified non Jewish people this past holiday.

  8. it is suspicious if someone is in shul and no one recognizes them. think about it, most people know at least 1 other person in shul and hardly anyone is a complete stranger to everyone.

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