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Suspect booked on hate crime charges for trying to light Flatbush yeshiva on fire

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Police arrested a Brooklyn woman on felony hate crime charges Sunday who they believe tried to torch a local yeshiva last week. 

Sharee Jones, 39, of Flatbush Avenue was charged with reckless endangerment as a hate crime and arson for allegedly attempting to set fire to the nearby Yeshiva of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School on Avenue J on Oct. 15, according to the authorities. 

Security cameras captured a woman pouring gasoline from a red jerry can on the sidewalk outside the Jewish educational facility just before 7:30 pm Friday, and she allegedly lit the gas trail on fire and fled the scene. 

A quick-thinking school security guard extinguished the flames and there were no reports of injuries, but police published the footage on social media to try and capture the arsonist. 

Cops arrested her at her Flatbush home on 9:10 am on Oct. 17, according to a police spokesman.

This story first appeared on amNewYork.

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