Two men pointed what appeared to be firearms at police stationed outside a Paris synagogue in one of several anti-Semitic incidents in and near the French capital.

The incident involving the police officers occurred Saturday outside the synagogue on Julien Lacroix Street in eastern Paris, according to a report posted the following day on the website of the National League for Vigilance Against anti-Semitism, or BVCA.

The two men approached the police officers on motorcycles when one of them produced what appeared to be a handgun, pointed it at one police officer and shouted "bang bang." His accomplice did the same with what appeared to be an AK-47 assault rifle before escaping. The synagogue was empty at the time.

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