- Associated Press - Monday, June 6, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Police are investigating after someone fire-bombed an Episcopalian church in New York City.

A police spokesman tells the Staten Island Advance (https://bit.ly/1U8roZw ) someone tossed an incendiary device known as a Molotov cocktail through a front window of St. Paul’s Memorial Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon.

The church is located in the Staten Island neighborhood of Stapleton.

Emergency crews arrived to see a fire caused by a glass bottle filled with accelerant.

Police say an unidentified person intentionally threw the device and caused a small blaze to break out inside the church.

No one was hurt. Police say the church sustained minor damage.

No arrests have been made.

Police say the fire-bombing is being investigated as a hate crime.


Information from: Staten Island Advance, https://www.silive.com

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