Woman accused of trying to set fire at Jewish school arrested in New York City | TheHill – The Hill

Posted By on October 18, 2021

A woman accused of attempting to set a New York City Jewish school on fire was arrested and charged on Sunday with reckless endangerment, a hate crime and attempted arson.

The New York City Police Department Hate Crimes Task Force said on Twitter that Sharee Jones, a 39-year-old woman from Brooklyn, was arrested in connectionwith the case.

UPDATE: HCTF Detectives, assisted by Manhattan/Queens Warrants, apprehended this individual.

Arrested:Jones, Sharee39 year old femaleBrooklyn, NY

Charges: Reckless Endangerment/Hate CrimeAttempted Arson@NYPDShea @NYPDDetectives @NYPDSHOMRIMSOCI @ADL_NYNJ @NYPD70Pct https://t.co/B31L3rKmc6

According to police, an unidentified female was seen in front of the Yeshiva of Flatbush on Thursday evening pouring gasoline in front of the building then setting it on fire.

Photos posted by the task force showed a womanholding a red gasoline container near thefencein front of the building.

No one was injured in the incident, according to the task force.

On 10/14/21, at approx 7:27 PM, in front of 1609 Avenue J (Yeshiva of Flatbush), an unidentified female poured gasoline in front of the Yeshiva and lit it on fire. No one was injured. If you have any information, DM @NYPDTips or 1-800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/kIRAInp9Z7

New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioEMILY's List announces early endorsement of Hochul More than 200 women, transgender inmates to be transferred from Rikers Island Achieving equity through mediocrity: Why elimination of gifted programs should worry us all MORE (D) condemned the attack on Friday, writing, An attack on one of our yeshivas is an attack on all New Yorkers.

We WILL bring this person to justice, de Blasio added.

An attack on one of our yeshivas is an attack on all New Yorkers, and we WILL bring this person to justice.

If you have any information on who perpetrated this vile act against our Jewish brothers and sisters, please contact the NYPD. https://t.co/fpPBhDXZhP

New York Gov. Kathy HochulKathy HochulThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle EMILY's List announces early endorsement of Hochul More than 200 women, transgender inmates to be transferred from Rikers Island MORE (D) denounced theincident in a tweet, These cowardly acts of hate have no home here.

Last night, an unidentified individual poured gasoline in front of the Yeshiva of Flatbush & ignited it. Thankfully, there were no injuries.@nyspolice Hate Crimes Task Force is ready to assist as necessary in the investigation. These cowardly acts of hate have no home here.

The incident at the Yeshiva of Flatbush came during a year thatsaw a startling rise in antisemitic attacks in the U.S.

The Anti-Defamation League revealed in May that reports of antisemitic incidents had increased by 63 percent since the 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas broke out in the Gaza Strip earlier that month.

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