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NYPD probing possible hate crimes in Brooklyn

Six incidents where swastikas were sprayed on buildings, cars in same Orthodox neighborhood prompt Hate Crimes Task Force investigation

The New York City Police Department is investigating a string of possible hate crimes in the same Brooklyn neighborhood, police said.


The investigation in focused on six cases where spray-painted swastikas were discovered on cars and walls in an Orthodox neighborhood in Brooklyn.



A synagogue and five other buildings were defaced on Friday.


The latest incident took place on Sunday, days after police said they were looking for two men connected to similar incidents nearby. Police released surveillance video showing one of the men spray-painting a wall.


The department's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating it as a possible bias crime.


AP contributed to this report



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