New York City’s CBS affiliate reports:
Police say a Pride flag was intentionally set on fire outside a restaurant overnight in Manhattan. The incident is now under investigation as a potential hate crime.
It happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday at Little Prince restaurant on Prince Street in SoHo. Police say the suspect pulled up, got out of a car, set the flag on fire and then took off. A photo shows the flag read, “Make America Gay Again.”
The restaurant was closed when it happened, but an employee said one worker was still inside cleaning at the time and saw a woman get out of a car and set the flag on fire. Residents had to be evacuated, but no injuries were reported and the fire didn’t cause any structural damage.
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Hate in SoHo: Last night this person set fire to the pride flag hanging outside Little Prince restaurant, causing the front of the restaurant to go up in flames. Anyone with info on this should call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 800-577-TIPS.
At 11AM we will re-hang the flag. pic.twitter.com/ydlXKGBJB1
— NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher (@ebottcher) February 20, 2023
Hope they find her and charge her with a hate crime. pic.twitter.com/nXA2Ed9UCy
— celebrityfanout2 (@RobertJSamuel) February 20, 2023
‼️ WANTED- Arson ‼️
This individual is wanted for an Arson that occurred at Little Prince in SoHo. A Pride flag was burned causing damage to the restaurant and residential building above it. The perpetrator fled in the pictured vehicle.
Contact @NYPDTips or 1 800 577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/2s8VES8dMx
— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) February 20, 2023