MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) – Police are searching for a man wanted for vandalizing Hebrew Union College with a drawing of a swastika.

Police said the incident happened on Aug. 14 around 4:45 p.m. The suspect drew the swastika on the building’s wall with blue chalk before he fled down West 4th Street toward Broadway.

Police described the suspect as having short, dark hair and a slim build. He was last seen wearing a tank top and dark-colored backpack.

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating.

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

Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.