Police Investigate Hate Crime At Long Island Mosque

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP / WCBS 880 /1010 WINS) – Hate crimes detectives are investigating the second incident in a week where a jar of nails was thrown onto the driveway of a Long Island mosque.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports
LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

Pieces of glass are seen on the grounds of the Masjid Noor mosque - Huntington, NY - Oct 26, 2010 - Photo: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880

Pieces of glass are seen on the grounds of the Masjid Noor mosque - Huntington, NY - Oct 26, 2010 - Photo: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880

Suffolk County police received a call at about 7:45 p.m. Monday that shards of glass and nails were found outside the Masjid Noor mosque in Huntington. No other damage to the property, nor injuries, were reported.

A similar incident involving a jar of nails occurred last Wednesday.

A mosque official told Newsday in Tuesday’s editions that other vandalism has occurred in recent months, but police were only contacted for the first time last week.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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