Vandalism At Mosques In Brooklyn Being Investigated As Hate Crime [VIDEO]

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The NYPD is on the lookout for a man they say took a hammer to a camera and several windows at two mosques in Brooklyn.

The attacks happened Saturday shortly after 5:00 p.m.

Video clearly showed the man holding a hammer and destroying property at the Beit El-Maqdis Islamic Center at 6224 6th Avenue in Sunset Park.

Police said the man then ran eastbound on 62nd St.

About a half hour later, police say the suspect broke the front door and the mailbox of the United American Muslim Association on Eighth Avenue.

Investigators released a surveillance picture of the suspect.

The crime is being investigated by the NYPD’s hate crimes task force.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS, in Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTACHIO, by logging onto www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIPS577.

(AP)




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