LI home identified as 5th location hit by bottle bombs; officials condemn attacks
Cuomo: ‘Against everything we stand for’
BY TREVOR KAPP & ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Investigators survey the scene at the Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center in Jamaica, Queens, after it was firebombed. No one was injured.
Joe Marino for New York Daily Ne
A Queens deli was one of four locations targeted in the Sunday night attack
A fifth building — a Long Island home — has been hit by a Molotov cocktail, and cops are investigating if the attack is linked to four similar incidents in Queens, authorities said Monday.
The harrowing Queens arsons, including one at a mosque, took place within a mile of each other in Jamaica between 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Sunday.
At 9:40 p.m. Sunday, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a home on Glafil St. in Elmont. Nassau County police said there were no injuries or damage to the home.
Police are handling the Queens bottle-bombings as possible hate crimes, officials said.
On Monday, police released a sketch of the suspect and dramatic video showing the man hurling a flaming bottle at a private home on 170th St. that doubles as a Hindu place of worship.
Mayor Bloomberg led a host of elected officials in condemning the attacks in Jamaica, including one on a 107th Ave. home that led to heavy fire damage in the living room.
“No matter what the motivation was of the individual who threw Molotov cocktails in Queens last night, his actions stand in stark contrast to the New York City of today that we’ve built together,” Bloomberg said Monday.