Cops bust alleged racist vandal

Cops bust alleged racist vandal

Cops busted a 55-year-old Sheepshead Bay man for allegedly spray painting anti-Muslim and anti-Arab slurs on a local elementary school Sunday.

The suspect scrawled “Muslim’s Suck” and “Kill Arabs” on the doors of PS 52, located on E. 29th Street between Voorhies Avenue and Avenue Z, at 12:49 a.m. on June 16, cops said.

Investigators released surveillance footage of a possible suspect described as 60 years old, five-foot 10-inches tall, and 220 pounds on Tuesday.

Police cuffed the Sheepshead Bay resident Wednesday on charges including aggravated harassment and criminal mischief, both of which were upgraded to hate crimes, cops said.

The arrest follows graffiti that read “Kill Arabs,” which was found spray painted on a bus stop at Avenue V near Nostrand Avenue, also on Sunday.

The Police Department did not immediately return messages left questioning whether the two incidents are related.

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