Video shows man attacking Williamsburg church with baseball bat

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WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — Surveillance video released by police Thursday captured a man using a baseball bat to smash the glass doors of a church in Williamsburg.

The incident happened at Williamsburg Spanish Church near Grand and Havenmeyer streets Wednesday around 7:25 p.m., according to police.

Williamsburg resident Junior Abrey lives right next door to the church and told PIX11 he saw the entire attack, saying the angry man did not look like someone he recognized from the church, but clearly seemed to be looking for someone specific:

"It looks personal," Michael Peguero, a longtime Williamsburg resident, said. "It's really odd to see something like that."

Video captured a man swinging a baseball bat at the church, breaking its glass doors, police said.

People who live and work on grand street are clearly baffled by this attack:

"There's something wrong with that guy," Paul Joffre, a business owner, told PIX11. "Why break windows, very crazy."

Police have asked for help identifying the man. He is described as having dark hair and a mustache.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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