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Man burns Hindu flags in Woodhaven

By Gabriel Rom

Police were looking for a man who torched dozens of Hindu flags set up in the front yard of a Woodhaven house early Thursday morning.

A security camera video, released by the police, shows a man apparently walking into the front yard of a house on 80th Street and 89th Avenue around

According to police, the suspect entered the front yard of a house on 80th Street and 89th Avenue around 1:20 am and set fire to around 40 Hindu flags before fleeing south on 80th street. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described by police as an adult male, wearing a three-quarter length jacket, baseball cap and pulling a medium size travel bag.

The Woodhaven Residents Block Association said on its Facebook page that the FDNY quickly extinguished the fire.

“Clearly this is a disturbing act and we’d like the police to find and question this man,” the civic group said on its social media page.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Reach reporter Gabriel Rom by e-mail at grom@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4564.

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