MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A homeless man is in jail after he’s accused of threatening two Jewish men who were walking along Collins Avenue on Sunny Isles Beach Monday night.
Larry Greene, 66, faced a Miami-Dade County judge Tuesday morning on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.READ MORE: Two Doral Police Officers Shot Near Miami-Dade Police Headquarters
Police say Greene began yelling, “Go back to Israel,” to Stephane Amar and Maor Azulay, who had just left a local synagogue for services.
When Greene allegedly pulled out a knife, Amar and Azulay say they feared for their lives.
“He would have tried to kill me or any Jewish person,” Azulay told police.READ MORE: Halloween Spending Could Hit A Record This Year
Prosecutors say Greene is homeless and was arrested in 2016 on aggravated assault charges for threatening a gay man.
Judge Renatha S. Francis said, “Mr. Greene is an extreme danger to this community.”
She ordered Greene held on $25,000 bond for each assault charge.MORE NEWS: Opa-locka City Hall Evacuated After Bomb Threat
Azulay told CBS4 he could not comment because he is observing a Jewish holiday.