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NYPD Arrests Woman Wanted in Attempted Arson Fire at Brooklyn Yeshiva

A woman has been arrested in connection with an arson attack against a Jewish school in Brooklyn that was investigated as a hate crime.

The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Sharee Jones, was arrested on Sunday by detectives from the New York Police Department (NYPD) Hate Crime Task Force, assisted by warrants in Manhattan and Queens.

She is being charged with reckless endangerment and hate crime.

The arson incident happened around 7:30 p.m. EST Thursday evening when Jones allegedly poured gasoline on the entrance of the Yeshiva of Flatbush, though no one was injured and a security guard managed to put out the fire.

The NYPD shared CCTV footage of the suspect, dressed in all black, pouring the gasoline and setting it ablaze. On Friday, the task force shared clearer images of the woman, seen holding a blue megaphone.

On Saturday, more footage was shared by the NYPD, this time showing the woman at a supermarket holding a canister of gasoline.

At the time, the NYPD had been offering a reward of up to $3,500 for information relating to the suspect.