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Woman arrested for hate crime after allegedly ramming her vehicle into Tarzana synagogue gates

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A woman has been arrested on hate crime charges after allegedly ramming her vehicle, two times, into the gates of a Tarzana synagogue just after midnight Thursday.

Los Angeles Police Department officers arrested Tikvah Mottahedeh, 54, for vandalism hate crime on a house of worship -- the Eretz Synagogue and Cultural Center on Wilbur Avenue.

SkyCal's Thursday afternoon aerial footage showed two separate areas on the synagogue's campus without a portion of the gate, with one temporary gate in place, while the other spot was just left open.

A temporary gate is in place at the Eretz Synagogue and Cultural Center after a woman allegedly rammed her car into the spot early Thursday morning, knocking out the center's regular gate.
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