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Police release video of suspect who scrawled homophobic message on Astoria building

March 25, 2017 Staff Report

The police have released video footage of a man believed to have been involved in the writing of a homophobic slur on the wall of a building that houses two Astoria legislators.

The graffiti, which read ‘Obama f..t,” was found in two places on the 31-19 Newtown Avenue building on Monday, which is where State Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas have their district offices.

Police believe the suspect is white and was last seen wearing hooded jacket and a baseball cap.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)



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In this day and age wonder why we still see fuzzy video. Like cell phones can record 4k. Useless.


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