NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police arrested the man they say has been spray painting swastikas across Lower Manhattan
James Ryan, 39, was taken into custody Thursday on charges of criminal mischief as a hate crime and aggravated harassment.
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Surveillance video showed a man drawing a swastika on a pillar at City Hall on Monday evening.
Investigators said the same man spray painted a swastika on the Charging Bull statue Tuesday.
Earlier this month, he’s accused of drawing three swastikas on the wall of a construction site on Maiden Lane.
“I am appalled and disgusted that a swastika was scrawled on the wall of the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall subway station. No one should walk the streets in fear of hate, bigotry and antisemitism,” Hochul said in a statement earlier this week. “An attack on a Jewish New Yorker is an attack on all of us. If you commit a hate crime, you are picking a fight with 20 million New Yorkers. We are united in saying that hate has no home here in New York.
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