Police say Ali Alaheri, 29, destroyed a large crucifix statue outside St. Athanasius Church in Bensonhurst.
- An update this morning on the search for a suspect in the vandalism of a Brooklyn church. A 29-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the case. Police say Ali Alaheri knocked down and destroyed a large crucifix statue outside Saint Athanasius CHURCH in Bensonhurst and burned an American flag outside the rectory. The damage was discovered by the parish pastor back on May 14. Ali Alaheri is charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime.