Brooklyn, NY – Just one week after surveillance video showed a woman in Muslim attire photographing the exterior of the Spinka yeshiva in Borough Park, the NYPD has announced that the woman has been identified and appears to have not been engaged in any harmful behavior.
A Borough Park resident who saw one of the many flyers posted in Borough Park by the NYPD and thought the woman looked familiar contacted Misaskim. Members of Misaskim encouraged the man to contact the 66th Precinct to share his suspicions.
“He was able to tell us exactly which building she lives in,” Yanky Meyer of Misaskim told VIN News. “She lives here, dead center in Borough Park.”
The woman was interviewed by the NYPD, according to Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who said that the commanding officer of the 66th Precinct, Captain Kenneth Quick, called him after Shabbos to share the good news.
“They don’t believe that she is a threat but because of this she is now on the radar,” said Hikind.
Hikind credited the 66th Precinct for their efforts in locating the woman and allaying the community’s fears and stressed the importance of the community working hand in hand with law enforcement.
“We all have to work together and the police need our help,” said Hikind. “Once again, we have to all remember that if there is any question, just make the phone call and contact the police. In this case it was a community member who called the NYPD and thankfully the situation has been resolved.”