On Saturday, Brooklyn officials put out the word that two Middle Eastern men were observed taking photos outside a synagogue at 1801 Ocean Parkway near Avenue R.
Thise above video footage was posted on YouTube by Edmond Safra Synagogue. The men were pronounced "suspicious."
Council David Greenfield urged people to call 911 if they saw the men. Reports came in of the men filming outside other synagogues. Police stepped up patrols.
On Monday, police sources told CBS2 the men were from Connecticut, and they were in Brooklyn just to meet friends for dinner. The men told police they had time to kill, and were just walking around taking pictures.
The men have no ties to terror groups, police told CBS.
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