Tuesday, October 13, 2015
A man threw a Molotov cocktail at a group of Hasidic men in Midtown Friday in a possible anti-Semitic attack, police said.
The suspect, who can be seen clutching a bottle in surveillance footage released by police, threw the container full of flammable liquid and a flaming rag at the men outside 365 W. 37th St., near Ninth Avenue, about 1:30 p.m., NYPD officials said.
The glass shattered and spread flaming liquid across the sidewalk in front of the location, police said.
He also threatened to kill the men, an NYPD spokesman said.
None of the men were injured, officials said.
The man fled the scene and hadn't been arrested as of Tuesday morning, police said.
The suspect, who is 5-foot-9 and about 215 pounds, was also carrying a backpack, police said.
The NYPD's hate crime task force was investigating the incident, an NYPD spokesman said.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).
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