Man arrested for throwing bricks through window of state Senator Iwen Chu’s district office

Senator Chu shared a photo of the suspect carrying out Friday's attack
Senator Chu shared a photo of the alleged suspect carrying out Friday’s attack
Iwen Chu District Office

The New York City Police Department has arrested a suspect they believe vandalized state Senator Iwen Chu’s district office in Dyker Heights.

Borough Park resident Mou Hu, 42, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief on July 14, some eight hours after he allegedly threw brick through the window of the office at 6605 Fort Hamilton Parkway.

According to the police, Hu allegedly intentionally threw bricks through an office window just after 10 a.m. on Friday. 

Chu’s staff were working at the time when the cluster of bricks crashed through the office window and were luckily unharmed.

Due to the damage incurred during the incident, Chu’s district office will be closed until further notice and all staff will be working remotely.

bricks inside senator Iwen chu’s office
The cluster of bricks landed in the office waiting room but no one was injured during the incident. Photo courtesy of state Senator Iwen Chu

“My team & I appreciate the outpour of support – every call & message has meant a lot to us. Safety in our communities is vital and I’ll continue to work towards a safer New York,” Chu tweeted following the arrest.

The state Senator, representing District 17, previously condemned the attack as an “inexcusable act of violence” that “cannot be tolerated in any aspect of life.”

The motive behind the attack was not made immediately clear by arresting officers. Hu lives about three blocks from the office, in Borough Park,  an area not under Chu’s remit as state Senator.