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Man burns 40 Hindu flags in Queens on Thanksgiving Day: NYPD

The unidentified suspect was caught on surveillance video setting the flags on fire.
NYPD

Cops are on the lookout for a man who was caught on camera early Thursday setting fire to religious flags placed in front of a Queens home.

The unidentified suspect can be seen approach the house on 80th Street near 89th Avenue at around 1:15 a.m. on Thursday.

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The man walked through the home's gate and kneeled where the homeowners had placed 40 Hindu flags, all of which were set ablaze and destroyed.

The suspect then ran off southbound on 80th Street, police said.

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Authorities added no one in the home was injured a result of the fire.

Investigators described the unnamed adult man as wearing a three-quarters length jacket, baseball cap and pulling a medium-sized travel bag.

NYPD asks that anyone with information about the incident or suspect confidentially call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 

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