Fourteen people were injured after coming in contact with poison that had been applied to an electronic lock in a synagogue near Paris, according to Le Parisien.
The Times of Israel reports that the members of the Jewish community Bonneuil-sur-Marne were treated for poisoning after complaining of “a sudden strong burning sensation in their eyes and itchy rashes on their skin.”
Authorities traced the symptoms to a “non-lethal irritant” that had been placed on a lock in the building.
The Times reports that local authorities are protecting the synagogue and that the incident is under investigation.
French police believe the attack was anti-Semitic in nature and the "substance was deliberately placed there to cause harm."