Thursday, November 3, 2011

Several Swastikas Found On Queens Libraries, Synagogue

Police are investigating after several swastikas were found in two Queens neighborhoods.

Investigators say four swastikas were painted on the Jackson Heights branch of the Queens library and one was found at the East Elmhurst branch.

Another swastika was found one on the door of a synagogue in Jackson Heights.

Queens Councilman Daniel Dromm said this is not the first time swastikas have been painted on the synagogue.

The New York City Police Department's Hate Crime Task Force is said to be investigating.

Sources tell NY1 the incidents may be linked.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit

(by ny1)

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