One of Two men are charged of New York City Synagogues to be attacked is Jewish and the great-grandson of a Holocaust Survivor and his attorney claimed in court Saturday.

Matthew Mahrer, 22 years old, was placed on $150,000 bail during his Manhattan Criminal Court arraignment. of Criminal possession of a His weapon, however lawyer He was asked to be released on his own recognizance.

“There are a lot of questions here,” Brandon Freycint is a defense attorney of Mahrer, who According to some reports, he has been diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and autism.

“My client is of Jewish heritage. He resides with his parents and his grandfather is actually a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor — and my client is a part-time caretaker,” Freycinet stated.

Christopher Brown and Mahrer were arrested Friday along with Christopher Brown, a pal. Brown was carrying weapons. a According to police sources, Nazi armband 

Cops searched Maher’s searched seized a Handgun loaded with an extended magazine a bulletproof vest from Mahrer’s Upper West Side apartment that he and a A friend allegedly intended to use in a Prosecutors report on attack at synagogue

Christopher Brown who Has a Histories of mental illness, made Recent threats Mahrer will take you to the New York synagogues.
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Mahrer’s defense attorney, Brandon Freycinet, argued that his client has no criminal history and said he’s of “Jewish heritage.”

His attorney stated that Mahrer did not have a criminal record, and that his parents had cooperated in the investigation. Before moving in with their parents, the accused had been in homeless shelters for a while. a An attorney was added in the past year.

“Based on that, judge, my client should not be implicated in anything involving hatred towards his own people and his own religion,” He stated.

Emilio Hernandez, Assistant District Attorney, said that Brown and Mahrer traveled together to Pennsylvania and purchased the gun. “with intent to use it in an attack at a synagogue.”

The FBI and NYPD were both present on the trail of Mahrer and Brown, a “diagnosed schizophrenic” who Recently, he told his family that he would like to visit New York to buy a house. a According to sources, gun

“The parents of this defendant alerted police officers to the existence of a firearm within the backpack of the defendant inside the defendant’s apartment,” Hernandez said.

Prosecutors said the couple knew police were searching for them, and they decided to leave their firearm in the backpack at the apartment.

Mahrer’s parents were in the gallery for the arraignment. As the defense attorney spoke of Her son wrapped her arm around her shoulder by her husband. 

“He’s not what they are saying he is,” His mom spoke out to The Post from outside the courtroom. His father declined comment.

Mahrer is Due back in court Wednesday

Brown, 21, is Terroristic acts of violence charges threats, aggravated harassment or criminal possession of a NYPD stated that he was not carrying a weapon. He was not arrested Saturday.