Cops hunt for NYC synagogue firebug – New York Post

Posted By on May 22, 2022

A woman ignited a book and piece of cloth and hurled it through the gate of a Gramercy Park synagogue, according to police, who released video footage of the alleged firebug.

The disturbing incident which is being investigated as a hate crime happened at 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the Brotherhood Synagogue on Gramercy Park South, near 3rd Avenue, cops said.

There was no serious damage to the building, police said.

The NYPD late Friday night released a 16-second video clip seeking the publics help in identifying the suspect, who ran off.

The clip shows the woman who is dressed in all black and wearing glasses, a white baseball hat and carrying a green shopping bag walking on a sidewalk.

The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Saturday afternoon denounced the attempted arson.

Any attack targeting a house of worship must be condemned in the strongest terms possible, with the alleged perpetrator apprehended swiftly to face the full force of the law,CAIR-NYExecutive Director Afaf Nashersaid in a statement. Americans of all faiths and backgrounds must join together in challenging the growing bigotry we are witnessing nationwide.

WANTED for an Arson at 28 Gramercy Park South . #Manhattan @NYPD13pct on 5/19/22 @ 1:25 AM the individual approached the Brotherhood Synagogue and lit a book and a piece of cloth on fire and threw them through the Synagogues metal gate. Reward up to $3500 Call 1-800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/doutMAOIDT

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPDs confidential Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website athttps://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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