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

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