MIDTOWN (WPVI) --Police have arrested a teenage boy for allegedly attempting to light Muslim women's clothing on fire in Midtown last weekend.
A female teen victim was walking with her mother near 127 W. 42nd Street when, police say, the suspect with a group of others approached the teen and attempted to set her T-shirt on fire with a lighter. The group was chased off by the victim's mother.
The 14-year-old boy is being charged with second degree attempted assault as a hate crime, second degree aggravated harassment as a hate crime, and first degree harassment as a hate crime.
There were several other incidents in the area, seemingly fitting the same description, but they have not yet been linked to this suspect.