MIDTOWN – Police released surveillance video Tuesday showing a man they suspect threw a Molotov cocktail at a group of Yeshiva students in Manhattan.
NYPD said the perpetrator approached the group as they stood in front of 356 West 37 St. just after 1:30 p.m. Friday and tossed a glass bottle containing flammable liquid and a burning rag in their direction. The bottle shattered and started a fire, police said.
The culprit ran away from the scene, heading south on Ninth Avenue. No one was hurt in the attack, police said.
The suspected attacker is described as about 5 feet 9 inches tall and was last wearing a backpack, police said.
An investigation is underway.
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