Man, 34, Busted on Hate Crime Charges for Queens Swastika Spree
Brian Brant and Sean Adams, 1010 WINS, March 28, 2023
A Queens man suspected of etching swastikas on Queens streets over a half-dozen times, including outside a synagogue and a police precinct house, was busted on hate crime charges Monday.
Antoine Blount, 34, of Forest Hills, has been charged with nine counts of aggravated harassment and three counts of misdemeanor criminal mischief as a hate crime after a tip led to his arrest.
Blount allegedly struck in front of Stephen A. Halsey Junior High School, the Reform Temple of Forest Hills and the 112th Precinct stationhouse. He vandalized at night and during the day, police said.
He most recently struck last Friday, police said, when two swastikas were etched on the sidewalk outside Queens College on Kissena Boulevard sometime between 1 a.m. and 10 a.m. (It was not on the campus, as previously reported, though.)