Two suspects are under investigation after a Jewish cemetery in western Germany was vandalized. The incident comes amid a worrying rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the country.
Vandals overturned more than 40 gravestones and sprayed some with blue paint at a Jewish cemetery in a small town in western Germany on Sunday night, police said on Monday.
A witness reported that two people in dark, hooded clothes were carrying out the vandalism in the town of Geilenkirchen, police in Aachen said. The witness immediately called police, who arrested two men, aged 21 and 33, in the vicinity of the crime.
"When they were searched, the officers found balaclava and blue color aerosols," police said.
The suspects are known to police. They were both released on Monday morning but an investigation is ongoing.