By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have arrested the man they say vandalized a historic Black church on Staten Island.

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force said 36-year-old John Quesada was charged with criminal mischief in the April 26 incident.

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Quesada is accused of smashing the front door and basement windows of Rossville AME Zion Church in Sandy Ground.

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The church has been in the community since the early 1800s and is a historic landmark in the borough.

CBSNewYork Team