BROOKLYN HEIGHTS – The NYPD is searching for the suspect or suspects who scrawled hate symbols and racial slurs on the exterior of a residence on Garden Place near State Street on Tuesday.
— Elyse Singer (@Snowdriftd) October 31, 2018
Police received a call at approximately 9:30pm on October 30 reporting a number of swastikas drawn in chalk on the outside of a home on the quiet residential street, according to an NYPD representative. The “n-word” was also found written at multiple locations around the property, Gothamist reports.
Police are asking any neighbors with video surveillance footage to come forward. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime. The investigation is ongoing.
This incident occurs days following a shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that left 11 people dead in “one of the worst attacks against the Jewish community in the United States in decades,” according to the New York Times.
The NYPD said that 142 anti-Semitic hate crimes have been reported in NYC this year, up from 126 reported at the same time in 2017, Gothamist reports, with 26 incidents reported just within the last three weeks.