Man Shouts 'Heil Hitler, Heil Trump' During 'Fiddler on the Roof' Production in Baltimore

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A man shouting "Heil Hitler, Heil Trump" was escorted out of a production of "Fiddler on the Roof" at a theater in Baltimore on Wednesday night, The Baltimore Sun reported.

Rick Scherr, a contributor for the paper's sports section, was present during the incident and recorded it on his phone. According to the report, people promptly started pouring out of the theater after the man began shouting the pro-Nazi, pro-Trump salute from the balcony during the intermission.

"I'll be honest, I was waiting to hear a gunshot," Scherr told The Sun, saying he felt the show became irrelevant after the incident.

The police was called to the scene and the man was removed from the audience, but was not arrested, a Baltimore Police spokeswoman told The Sun.

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The Baltimore Hippodrome Theatre was unavailable for a response by the time the report was released.

The incident follows the recent killing of 11 American Jews in a shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The man charged with the massacare, Robert Bowers, reportedly yelled "All Jews must die" before he started shooting.

According to a review of police records by The Sun, reports of Anti-Jewish incidents in Maryland rose by 47 percent in 2017, with 78 occurrences reported.

Also on Wednesday, a swastika and a graffiti denigrating black people were found in a bathroom at a college in Maryland, The Sun reported.

The statistics follow an FBI statement on Tuesday saying hate crimes reports were up about 17 percent in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row.

The report shows there was a nearly 23 percent increase in religion-based hate crimes, with a 37 percent spike in anti-Jewish hate crimes.

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