Police in New York Metropolis stated on Friday they’re on the lookout for a girl who poured and lit gasoline exterior a Brooklyn yeshiva.
Safety digital camera video launched by the New York Metropolis Police Division caught the alleged arson assault within the Flatbush neighborhood at 7:27 p.m. ET Thursday.
Within the video, an individual sporting darkish clothes is seen pouring from a purple gasoline canister in entrance of metallic gates resulting in the Jewish faculty.
The video shared by the NYPD doesn’t present the alleged arsonist lighting the gasoline. Nobody was injured, and a safety guard doused the flames earlier than they unfold, police stated.
The NYPD described the attacker as a 5’4″ feminine and stated she escaped by foot in an unknown path.
One other tweet by the NYPD Hate Crimes unit confirmed stills of the perpetrator dealing with the gasoline canister.
Mayor Invoice de Blasio referred to as on the general public to help within the investigation, saying Friday in a tweet, “An assault on one in all our yeshivas is an assault on all New Yorkers, and we WILL convey this individual to justice.”
“When you’ve got any info on who perpetrated this vile act in opposition to our Jewish brothers and sisters, please contact the NYPD,” de Blasio stated.
The Democratic nominee for mayor operating to exchange de Blasio, Eric Adams, on Friday called the incident “a despicable and vile act.”
“We should discover the individual answerable for this hate crime and instantly convey her to justice,” Adams wrote on Twitter.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced in a tweet Friday that the Hate Crimes Job Pressure of the state police can be prepared to help within the investigation. “These cowardly acts of hate haven’t any residence right here,” Hochul stated.