City officials and religious leaders met in Jamaica, Queens to discuss the four high-profile firebombings in Queens and Nassau County.
At a press conference at the Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center at 89 Van Wyck Expressway in Jamaica Queens, the location of one of the firebombings, a host of officials, religious leaders and representatives from the law enforcement community spoke out against the attacks. Along with the Al-Khoei Islamic Center, a Hindu temple, two residences in Queens and a grocery store were also attacked with Molotov cocktails. A number of city officials were present including Mayor Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Rep. Gregory Meeks, State Senator Malcolm Smith and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
“We have a person of interest,” said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at the press conference. “He may be the person in the video.”
Commissioner Kelly said detectives were able to track down the suspect from a license plate number obtained from security footage and possible witnesses. Kelly said that the suspect is a local resident from Jamaica, Queens and was taken into custody around 8 a.m.Continue Reading on newyork.ibtimes.com