NYPD Seek Information as Pride Flag Set on Fire Outside Manhattan Restaurant
The New York Police Department (NYPD) appealed to the public for information to help identify a suspect wanted for arson, after a pride flag outside a Manhattan restaurant was set on fire early on Monday, February 20.
Footage released by Manhattan City Councilman Erik Bottcher shows the suspect setting fire to a pride flag outside the Little Prince restaurant on Prince Street.
The NYPD said that at 1:35 am on Monday, a white SUV pulled over and an unknown individual approached the restaurant and proceeded to set fire to the flag.
A new flag was raised on Monday afternoon, local media reported.
State Attorney General Letitia James tweeted: “New York will not allow blatant acts of hate against our communities.” Credit: NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher via Storyful