Two Suspects Taken Into Custody after Drawing Swastikas in Brooklyn Heights
The two suspects were wanted for questioning after misshapen swastikas and racial slurs were found written along Garden Place in Brooklyn Heights.
Monday, November 5 at 6:48 PM 📎
The suspects were taken into custody, identified in the Daily News as two males aged 18 and 17 years old.
UPDATE: Thanks to the dedicated @NYPDDetectives Hate Crimes Task Force, 2 suspects are in custody for their anti-Semitic graffiti. The message is clear: NYC & the NYPD have no tolerance for hate. We will continue to tirelessly investigate and arrest those committing these crimes. https://t.co/JXHWWDZeDd— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 5, 2018
The street is a popular trick-or-treat location, and the vandalism occurred around 10pm on the night before Halloween. Since the messages were written in chalk, they were removed and did not cause any interruption to scheduled events. The NYPD is calling the crime aggravated harassment, but in a similar incident where hateful messages were written inside Union Temple in Prospect Heights, the suspect has received hate crime charges.
If you have any information on the two individuals wanted in connection with this crime or if you saw anyone matching their appearance around Brooklyn Heights on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, contact NYPD CrimeStoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (1-800-577-8477), via text at CRIMES (274637), or via online form.