NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Police arrested a suspect in connection with the spray-painting of anti-Muslim graffiti on the doors of a Brooklyn elementary school after-hours.
The New York Police Department released surveillance video late Tuesday of the man they believe did the spraying at P.S. 52 on East 29th Street in the Sheepshead Bay area around 9 p.m. Sunday.
Authorities charged Alan Tatten, 55, of Brooklyn, with second-degree aggravated harassment as a hate crime and fourth-degree criminal mischief as a hate crime.
The school is near a mosque that faced years of neighborhood opposition over its construction. It opened in 2016.
Hate crimes investigators are working on the graffiti case.
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