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Police release new video of woman suspected of starting fire at a Midwood yeshiva

Police say the woman poured gasoline onto the sidewalk in front of the yeshiva.

News 12 Staff

Oct 15, 2021, 9:33 PM

Updated 980 days ago


New video was released by police Friday of the woman suspected of starting a fire at the Yeshiva of Flatbush.
The video shows the woman shouting, "The Jews are horrible people. They killed Jesus and they hacked my account. The next time a Jew does something to me, I'm going to burn the house down."
Police surveillance video shows the woman with a red can in her hand. Police say she poured gasoline onto the sidewalk in front of the yeshiva. Police say the woman then lit the fire.
A security guard saw what was happening and was able to put the fire out.
Gov. Kathy Hochul directed the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist the NYPD with the investigation.
Hochul released a statement saying, "Thankfully, there were no injuries, but I want to make it very clear that this cowardly act of hate has no home here in New York. No child should ever be made to feel unsafe, especially in a place of learning."
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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