Man arrested for hate crime after video allegedly shows him knocking over church statue in Buffalo
Jul 10, 2023, 3:56 PM
BUFFALO, New York (WKBW) — A Buffalo man is being charged with a hate crime after police say he knocked over a statue of Mary outside a North Buffalo church.
Video of the attack was released last month. It shows a suspect knocking over the statue at St. Rose of Lima Church on Parker Avenue.
Sunday night, police announced the arrest of 40-year-old Michael Manns. He is charged with Criminal Mischief designated as a Hate Crime.
Authorities say it was learned during the course of their investigation that St. Rose of Lima was specifically targeted which elevated this crime to a hate crime.
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