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Hate crime investigation: Man sought for vandalizing Brooklyn mosque, police say

Posted November 13, 2017 3:01 p.m. EST

— A man is being sought Monday for vandalizing a Brooklyn mosque over the weekend with a hammer, according to the NYPD.

The man used a hammer to destroy a camera and "numerous" windows at the Beit El-Maqdis Islamic Center on Sixth Avenue in Sunset Park around 5:20 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Another security camera caught the attack, which is being investigated as a hate crime, according to police.

The individual sought is described as a man last seen wearing a black hooded coat, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).