Homeless man arrested for swastika spree in Manhattan
NEW YORK - The NYPD arrested a man who they say spray-painted swastikas across Lower Manhattan from a construction site to City Hall to the iconic Charging Bull statue.
39-year-old James Ryan face five hate crime and 4 aggravated harassment charges.
On Dec. 3 at about 1 p.m., the suspect drew three swastikas on a wall at 10 Maiden Lane.
On Dec. 13 at about 6:30 p.m., a man drew a swastika on a pillar at the entrance to City Hall at the corner of Beekman Street and Park Row.
On Dec. 14., at about 10:09 p.m., the suspect spray-painted a swastika on the Charging Bull statue in front of 25 Broadway.
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Police believe that Ryan is responsible for all of the incidents. It was unclear if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is searching for the suspect who painted a swastika on a pillar at City Hall.
A man who appeared to be walking with a limp painted swastikas across Lower Manhattan, said police.