09.04.2011 05.Nisan, 5771
Police: Santa Monica Chabad explosion was a bomb
Initial reports called blast "freak" accident; police name 60-year-old suspect; ADL issues alert to LA-area Jewish organizations.
An explosion that hit the Santa Monica, California Chabad House Thursday morning was caused by an explosive device, Santa Monica Police said late Friday night, reversing their previous statement that the explosion was caused by a freak industrial accident.
The Santa Monica Police Department released a photograph and description of a suspect, named as 60-year-old Ron Hirsch, who it described as a transient. A police bulletin said "Hirsch should be considered extremely dangerous."…