Manhattan, NY – A man threw rocks at the front of an Upper East Side Jewish school, damaging a window, according to police, who are investigating the vandalism as a possible hate crime.
The man walked up to the Ramaz Middle School, on East 85th Street between Lexington and Park avenues, around 9 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
He took a rock from his backpack and threw it at one of the school’s front windows, damaging it, police said. A short time later, the man returned and threw a second rock at another window before fleeing on foot, police said.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Unit is investigating the vandalism, police said.
Police described the man as about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160 pounds, last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and black sneakers, carrying a backpack.