NYPD: Four Additional Juveniles Arrested For Setting Ablaze Jewish School Bus in Crown Heights


JP Updates reports:

Four additional juveniles were arrested Thursday evening in connection with setting ablaze the Orthodox Jewish school bus in Crown Heights Sunday night, the NYPD said.

The Youths are a 12-year-old and two 14-year-old males, all juveniles have been charged with Arson as a Hate Crime and Criminal Mischief as a Hate Crime. there arrests came after police arrested Thursday morning a second 11-year-old-old boy and he cooperated with detectives leading to the arrest of the three others, a NYPD official told JP.

At a unrelated press conference Thursday afternoon in NYPD headquarters NYPD chief of detectives Robert Boyce repeated that  this incident was clearly a hate crime.

“We spoke with the Brooklyn DA. We were both in agreement this was basically motivated because it was a local religious school that was targeted” boyce said. the bus was parked in front of a religious school which everyone sees is jewish as well, boyce explained. so right now we are looking at it as a hate crime boyce told JP. Investigators are still looking for one additional suspect, police said.



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