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Suspect Arrested Related to Two Bias Incidents in Bloomfield

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The Bloomfield Police Department is investigating two suspected bias incidents that occurred at approximately 11:53 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. on Monday, February 21. 

According to police officials, in the first reported incident at 11:53 a.m., a male suspect pulled two pride flags from the ground as well as a sign and threw them on the victim’s front lawn.

The suspect then walked over to the front steps and ripped a pride flag from the house, causing a cable line to fall.

Officials say the suspect is then seen walking towards Saint Thomas Church.

A second similar reported incident occurred at 12:25 p.m. where the suspect walked onto the victim’s property and removed a Pride flag as well as a religious antique (Evil Eye) from a planter located in the front of the residence.

According to police, the suspect then walked away from the property and threw the flag and the religious antique onto the ground, causing it to break.

The suspect is a white or Hispanic male with facial hair on his chin wearing a Washington Nationals baseball hat, dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and tan boots.

On Tuesday, February 22, the Bloomfield Police Department identified and located the suspect involved in both incidents.

He was transported to a local hospital and the investigation is ongoing. 

The suspect’s information will not be released at this time.