CLEVELAND---The homeless man suspected of bombing a synagogue in Santa Monica, California April 7 faces a federal judge in Cleveland Wednesday afternoon.
Ron Hirsch, 60, was arrested in Cleveland Heights Monday night and taken into custody by the Cleveland FBI around 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Hirsch is wanted for an explosion that shattered windows and forced the evacuation of 100 neighbors. No one was injured in the blast.
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Federal authorities from California are in Cleveland to bring Hirsch back to California to face charges. They have a warrant for his arrest on unlawful flight from prosecution.
A witness says Hirsch was taken into custody at the Agudah Iisrael study center in Cleveland Heights. A witness said he turned up at the center looking for a place to stay.
In California, he is known to frequent Jewish community centers seeking charity.
Hirsch was arrested without a struggle.
Some people became suspicius because he wasn't dressed likemost people who study there.
Then someone apparantely thought he looked like the same man wanted for the bombing. A rabbi notiifed police.
Hirsch identified himself to police and he was quickly taken into custody.