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Police investigating flag burning incidents in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Albany Police are investigating three separate incidents where flags at private residences have been burned.

Police say they responded to a home on the 800 block of New Scotland Avenue on Thursday for a report that someone burned their Pride Flag. The victim stated that the flag was burned and left it on their front porch.

On Saturday, police say they responded to a home on the 200 block of Woodlawn Avenue for a report that their Canadian flag was burned. The homeowner told officers that the flag was burned sometime between 5 p.m. Wednesday and midnight on Thursday. The flag was taken off the house during the incident and found on the sidewalk nearby.

Police also responded to a home on the 200 block of Hansen Avenue on Saturday for a South Korean flag that burned. The victim told officers that the flag was burned sometime between 5 p.m. Wednesday and the overnight hours. The flag was found in the driveway.

All three incidents remain under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Detective Division at (518)-462-8039.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may also submit 100 percent anonymous tips online to Capital Region Crime Stoppers at www.capitalregioncrimestoppers.com.


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