MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Surveillance footage released Friday shows multiple people being sought in connection to attacks on four different women in the midtown area, including a Muslim woman whose blouse was set on fire, according to police.
Two teens were taken into custody Thursday, and an additional male and three females are being sought.
The teens were described as persons of interest in four Saturday night instances in which someone allegedly put flames near the victims' bodies.
While three of the women did not catch fire, the blouse of a 35-year-old dressed in traditional Muslim garb was set ablaze on Fifth Avenue, police said.
She managed to pat out the flames, according to police. That incident is being investigated as a hate crime.
Images of the male and three females being sought were released Friday.
Anyone with information in the case is urged to call NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).