New York City LGBT Bar Owner’s ‘Relief’ as Rainbow Flag Burning Suspect Is Caught – The Daily Beast

Alexi Minko, the owner of the Alibi Lounge, New York City’s only black-owned LGBTQ bar, said it was “a huge relief” that the NYPD had arrested a suspect Tuesday night for the burning of the bar’s rainbow flags.

The NYPD’s arrest in the much-publicized case followed the burning of three of the Alibi Lounge’s rainbow flags outside its Harlem entrance—two on May 31 at the beginning of Pride month and one sometime between Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Police arrested Tyresse Singleton, 20, of Manhattan, in connection with both incidents. He is charged with two counts each of criminal mischief as a hate crime and arson. It was not clear if an attorney had been assigned to his case. He was awaiting arraignment in Manhattan criminal court Tuesday night.

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