Tear gas on French synagogue keypad burns congregants

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PARIS (AP) — French investigators say tear gas was the chemical applied to an electronic keypad at a Paris-area synagogue, burning more than a dozen congregants.

The Creteil prosecutor's office said Friday the investigation for "aggravated violence" was continuing.

The chemical caused light burns and eye irritation for the congregants at the synagogue in Bonneuil-sur-Marne late Monday. No one was hospitalized.

Jewish locations in France have been on high alert since the January attacks in Paris on a kosher supermarket and the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper.

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