Hours after issuing a rare warning about a security threat at New Jersey synagogues, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified a man who holds “radical extremist views,” a federal official told faith leaders Friday morning.
It was not clear whether officials have the man in custody.
“He no longer poses a threat to the community at this time,” James E. Dennehy, the special agent in charge of the F.B.I.’s Newark office, said during a morning conference call with state and federal law enforcement officials and more than 500 Jewish leaders.
Mr. Dennehy said investigators believe that the man, who lives in New Jersey, was acting alone, but they are continuing to pursue leads about people he might have been in contact with. The man was not publicly identified, and officials offered no additional information about whether he had been charged with a crime.
“He expressed radical, extremist views and ideology, as well as an extreme amount of hate against the Jewish community,” Mr. Dennehy said.