A late-night arson suspect is on the run after lighting a book and piece of cloth and throwing them through the front gate of a Manhattan synagogue, police said.
The incident is now under investigation as a hate crime, authorities said Friday. It happened around 1:30 a.m. a day earlier at the Brotherhood Synagogue on Gramercy Park South.
Video of the suspect was released over the weekend as police try to narrow down the arsonist's identity.
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In the short clip, a person is seen walking down a sidewalk in all black, carrying a green bag and wearing a white hat.
A reward of up to $3,500 is being offered.