Earlier today police responded to a call of vandalism at the Southeast intersection of 76th Avenue & 88th Street, Glendale. Once on scene, officers observed an American flag that was displayed on a fence, with the words "Free Palestine" written in spray paint across the flag. Our Evidence Collection Team responded to the location and has removed the flag.
Please know that at this time, this incident is currently being investigated by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force. The New York City Department takes incidents such as this, very seriously, especially with the current events taking place in the Middle East.
If you have any information or any questions concerning this incident, please contact the 104 Precinct Community Affairs office.
Police Officer Michael Berish
104th Precinct - Community Affairs
64-02 Catalpa Avenue
Ridgewood, NY, 11385
Phone (718) 386-2446
Fax (718) 386-2662