Vandalism at Manorville church being investigated as possible hate crime

A vandalism case at a church on Long Island last weekend will now be investigated as a possible hate crime, police say.

Suffolk County Police Hate Crime Section detectives will take a closer look into the incident.

On March 11, the face of a life-size statue of Jesus was smashed by vandals outside the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island Church on Eastport -Manor Road in Manorville.

So far there are no suspects in the case.

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