Israeli Man Laying Tefillin on New Zealand Ferry Stirs 'Terror' Scare

Captain informs police that the passenger was carrying 'small boxes with wires attached to them.'

An Israeli tourist aboard a New Zealand ferry was questioned by police for wearing Tefillin, TVNZ website reported on Sunday.

Tefillin- Itzik Ben-Malki
TefillinItzik Ben-Malki

The captain of the inter-island vessel informed police that a passenger on board had been observed carrying "a suspicious article," which contained "small boxes with wires attached to them."

A short police investigation revealed that the man was carrying the traditional ritual object, which caused suspicion among passengers. The man was released with no further charges