A Brooklyn man has been arrested and charged with hate crimes for allegedly vandalizing a Jewish center.
The incident occurred at the Shore Parkway Jewish Center at 26th Avenue near Cropsey Avenue in the Gravesend neighborhood, around 8:50 p.m. Sunday night. Police say Osman Butt, 25, who lives just a few blocks from the Center, used a flagpole to “break numerous windows,” then entered the building “and continued to damage property.”
Butt made anti-Semitic statements following his arrest.
He was charged with burglary as a hate crime and criminal mischief as a hate crime.
Butt has seven prior arrests, all on drug charges.