Police: Man Sets Fire To American Flag In West Village

WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 18, 2019 - 12:41 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Police are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance video lighting an American flag on fire in the West Village.

The incident happened just after 9:30 p.m. last Friday on Seventh Avenue near 14th Street.

Police said the man rode up on a white bike, pulled out a lighter and set fire to the flag, which was hanging on the closed gate of Greenwich Locksmiths.

As the flag became engulfed in flames, the man rode off.Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).