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.
Teen arrested for allegedly trying to light Muslim girl's shirt on fire in Midtown Manhattan