Authorities: Bronx man smashed windows, etched graffiti on FDNY ambulances

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October 13, 2019 - 12:54 pm
FDNY vandalism



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A man has been arrested for vandalizing a half-dozen FDNY ambulances in the Bronx.

Authorities say Karim Murdoch, 22, broke the windows of two of the ambulances and etched graffiti into all of them.

He allegedly scratched a Star of David into each of the ambulances, according to the Daily News.

FDNY vandalism

Union leaders told the Daily News that the ambulances had to be taken out of service for repair, putting the public at risk.

Murdoch was arrested by fire marshals after he was spotted near EMS Station 15 on White Plains Road in the Wakefield section of the Bronx, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a press release Sunday.

Fire marshals started an investigation after the vandalism and had been surveilling the area when they saw Murdoch. He was brought in for questioning and later charged with two counts of criminal mischief.

“Vandalizing and damaging our ambulances shows disrespect to the dedicated men and women of the FDNY Emergency Medical Service, and the public they bravely serve,” Nigro said in a statement.

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