Centerport man faces hate crime charges in mosque vandalism

A Centerport man will now be facing hate crime charges after police say he vandalized a Huntington mosque Tuesday night.According to officials, 55-year-old Stephen Pratt

HUNTINGTON - A Centerport man will now be facing hate crime charges after police say he vandalized a Huntington mosque Tuesday night.

According to officials, 55-year-old Stephen Pratt threw a glass bottle at the MASIJID Noor Mosque on Park Avenue. Pratt was caught by police who were there investigating other acts of vandalism that have recently occurred at the mosque.

Police say they saw him throw the bottle and arrested him. Pratt is also accused of throwing concrete sealer on the mosque's driveway last month.

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