NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman who was caught on camera destroying statues outside a Queens church in July has been arrested.
Police say 23-year-old Jacqueline Nikiena, of Queens, was arrested Friday afternoon.READ MORE: The 3 'Fates' Of 'Hadestown' Reflect On Broadway's Return And Their Love For NYC's Theater Community
It happened on July 16 at Our Lady of Mercy Church on Kessel Street in Forest Hills.READ MORE: New Musical 'Six' Back On Stage After Pandemic Forced Broadway's Closure On Opening Night
Video shows a woman, allegedly Nikiena, topple a statue, then repeatedly slam it against the ground and stomp on it. Police say she also destroyed a second statue.
Later in the video, at least one statue is seen in the street, smashed into several pieces.MORE NEWS: A Closer Look At This Year's Best Musical Nominees: 'Moulin Rouge', 'Tina' And 'Jagged Little Pill'
Nikiena has been charged with aggravated harassment and criminal mischief as a hate crime.