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Cops busted a 55-year-old Sheepshead Bay man for allegedly spray painting anti-Muslim and anti-Arab slurs on a local elementary school Sunday.

The suspect scrawled “Muslim’s Suck” and “Kill Arabs” on the doors of PS 52, located on E. 29th Street between Voorhies Avenue and Avenue Z, at 12:49 a.m. on June 16, cops said.

Investigators released surveillance footage of a possible suspect described as 60 years old, five-foot 10-inches tall, and 220 pounds on Tuesday.

Police cuffed the Sheepshead Bay resident Wednesday on charges including aggravated harassment and criminal mischief, both of which were upgraded to hate crimes, cops said.

The arrest follows graffiti that read “Kill Arabs,” which was found spray painted on a bus stop at Avenue V near Nostrand Avenue, also on Sunday.

The Police Department did not immediately return messages left questioning whether the two incidents are related.

Reach reporter Chandler Kidd at ckidd@schenpsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–2525. Follow her at twitter.com/ChanAnnKidd.
Updated 3:32 pm, June 20, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Local from Here says:
Ha! Police say Alan Tatten, 55, sprayed anti-Muslim messages on the doors of P.S. 52 in Brooklyn. Where are all the mouthbreathing Islamophobic dirtballs who claimed it was done by a Muslim? https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-cops-arrest-suspect-anit-muslim-graffiti-school-doors-20190620-z3x3fxxsnzcdpah4yedgtg2vtm-story.html
June 20, 2019, 3:35 pm
Henry finkelstein from Sheepshead Bay/ Kings Bay says:
Obvious psycho will get community service and psychological,mental evaluation. No big deal.
June 20, 2019, 3:42 pm
Fatimah Al- Hallal from Atalantic Ave says:
Muslims are not a race! Ergo, not racist.
June 20, 2019, 4:30 pm
Susan Rosenberg says:
Jewish? Not a white supremacist then. The media is having a hard time spinning this narrative
June 20, 2019, 5:06 pm
Wong Fu Chang says:
@ Local - turns out it was a Muslim who did it : www.nytimes.com/articles/Brooklyn/muslimmansheepsheadbay/doesgaffitiforattention/articlesghbjkks135288#8647
June 20, 2019, 5:37 pm
Local from Here says:
Nice try Wong Fu Chang, but my link is real.
June 20, 2019, 8:02 pm
Tong Mi Chan says:
I don’t understand? Why did the Muslims do this? We’re they angry?
June 21, 2019, 1:09 am
Taylor Swift from TriBeCa says:
You need to calm down.
June 21, 2019, 2:43 pm
Betsy Woo from 8th Avenue says:
I’m so glad they found the Muslim racist. But what are they going to do with him now?
June 22, 2019, 3:41 am
Local actually from Here says:
Ha! Police say Alan Tatten, 55, sprayed anti-Muslim messages on the doors of P.S. 52 in Brooklyn. Where are all the mouthbreathing Islamophobic dirtballs who claimed it was done by a Muslim? https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-cops-arrest-suspect-anit-muslim-graffiti-school-doors-20190620-z3x3fxxsnzcdpah4yedgtg2vtm-story.html
June 22, 2019, 4:06 pm
Local actually from Here says:
⬆️This one still believes the lying media that is the enemy of the people. Sad. ⬆️
June 22, 2019, 4:59 pm
Chobani from Yoghurts says:
Muslim??? Was a muslim!!! الله المهبلI’m just
June 22, 2019, 6:19 pm
Local actually from Here says says:
I'm a racist POS, believe that.
June 22, 2019, 6:21 pm

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