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Skateboard-riding suspect hurls paint at George Floyd statue in Union Square Park

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Video shows a suspect throwing paint on a statue of George Floyd in Union Square Park over the weekend.

At 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 3, an unknown man was in the south plaza of Union Square Park when he approached the statue while riding a skateboard. As he rode past, the suspect threw gray paint on the face and base of the statue.

The suspect then fled the scene on his skateboard heading northbound on the west side of Union Square Park. The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the incident.  

The NYPD released a photo and video of the suspect taken from the scene:

The suspect is described as a man with a light complexion and a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black hat, a dark green jacket, a neon green t-shirt, black shorts, black and white sneakers and a green backpack.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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