A burning backpack was found on the steps of the Park Slope Jewish Center just before 1:00 a.m. on Yom Kippur night by NYPD officers from the 78th Precinct.
According to the NYPD, an unidentified male, while on the steps of the location intentionally set the contents of a backpack on fire and fled the scene. The fire was extinguished by the FDNY and no injuries were reported.
The Park Slope Jewish Center is located at 1320 8th Avenue on the corner of 14th Street.
This happened despite the fact that the NYPD stepped up patrols around shuls and Jewish centers in anticipation of Yom Kippur.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.