A man has been arrested in connection to the vandalism of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. Police are still seeking the two women in the video for questioning.
NYPost reports the Queens man arrested for scarring the landmarked façade of St. Patrick’s Cathedral during a George Floyd protest is now free — because the Manhattan District Attorney’s office declined to prosecute him.
Yadir Avila Rosas, 26, was taken into custody at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, an NYPD spokeswoman told The Post.
Police charged Rosas with criminal mischief in the third degree and making graffiti, alleging that he was the “getaway driver” for two women who tagged the famous house of worship with spray-painted slogans on May 30.
But an expected Saturday afternoon arraignment never happened, at the DA office’s discretion.
Cops are still looking for the two female suspects who marked the stone stairs of the cathedral and two walls flanking its entrance at Fifth Avenue and 51st Street with expletives and with messages like “No Justice No Peace” and “BLM,” for Black Lives Matter.
The New York Archdiocese did not respond to a request for comment.