The NYPD is currently investigating a case of hate threats towards a Kosher bagel store in New York that was targeted by a young man.
Seeking tips from citizens, the NYPD is currently investigating a fresh incident wherein a young man wearing a hoodie and headphones was seen threatening the staff at Bagels & Co. at 188-02 Union Turnpike in Queens, asking them to remove the Israeli flags that were hung outside the storefront.
The young man, out of nowhere, approached an employee and customers and said, “Remove those Israeli flags and shut the business down or I’ll burn the building down.”
As seen on security cameras located outside the Kosher bagel store, the suspect can be seen wearing large gray headphones, a light-colored long-sleeved hoodie, and a backpack. The unidentified male was recording the episode on his cellphone throughout.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect is being called upon to reach out to the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force via the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or send information via the CrimeStoppers website on Twitter @NYPDTips.