NYPD Looking for 5 Others Youths in Jewish School Bus Blaze

New York City police say they are looking for at least five other youths in connection with the burning of a Jewish school bus.

An 11-year-old boy has already been arrested in the Sunday evening fire. Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Tuesday the group brought flat cardboard boxes onboard the unlocked bus then set them on fire. The case is being investigated as a possible hate crime. The boy is charged as a juvenile.

It was the third recent possible hate crime in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights. The driver's side mirror on a bus from a different school was smashed with a brick Friday. And a man dressed in religious Jewish clothing was punched in the face by a 13-year-old boy who was later arrested Thursday.

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