“A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has denied two requests from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to keep would-be terrorist Matthew Mahrer in jail, where he belongs. Threats against the Jewish community must not be taken lightly, let alone individuals putting plans into action and going as far as stockpiling weapons and equipment to execute an attack on New York City synagogues.

“To add insult to injury, this judge also denied a request asking that Mahrer wear an ankle monitor. It is an absolute dereliction of duty and terrible lapse in judgment that he walks free on bail and untracked.

“We stand with the Jewish community in condemning the judge’s decision that has allowed this dangerous and capable individual to freely walk our streets. He continues to be a threat to the public and needs to be behind bars.”