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Vandals Destroy Windows and Statues in Bensonhurst Church

The police have not yet identified the suspect in custody.

The NYPD arrested a 30-year-old man Monday accused of vandalizing the windows and two statues outside St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church in Bensonhurst. Both damaged statues were covered up on Tuesday. Deacon Anthony Mammoliti said the church wanted to end messages of hate. "We want to diffuse that and focus on what really matters, and that's the good," he said. Deacon Anthony said that focusing on the positives is easier thanks to Joanne Liggiri - a community member who has lived across the street for the last two decades and caught some of the acts of vandalism on video. Click here to read more on