Police: Pride flag set alight outside Manhattan restaurant

Police: Pride flag set alight outside Manhattan restaurant

NEW YORK — An LGTQB+ pride flag outside a Manhattan restaurant was intentionally set on fire, New York police said.

Firefighters were called to Le Petit Prince restaurant on Prince Street near 6th avenue in Soho around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

A camera set up inside a nearby building appears to capture the suspected arsonist jumping out of a car and lighting the flag with a lighter before fleeing. Councilman Erik Bottcher tweeted the video.

The flames caused some minor damage to the front of the restaurant, but no injuries were reported. Police say they are looking for the suspect.

Community members gathered around 11 a.m. Monday to raise another pride flag at the restaurant.

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