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Philly transgender group home firebombed in hate crime attack

Philly transgender group home firebombed
Philly police are looking for these two men, one of whom threw an explosive device at a transgender group home.

Police video shows a man throwing an explosive firebomb at the transgender group home. Police are investigating this a ‘possible hate crime’ noting that the home was attacked last year.

The video shows two men walking past the transgender home at least once before throwing the bomb at it. It happened on the 5000 block of Woodland Avenue around 9:45 p.m. on June 23.

Police installed video cameras last year after a paintballs were shot at transgender residents in two separate attacks. The attacks were since downplayed by police as they are attempting to do with the firebombing.

Authorities tell CBS3 that more than a dozen transgender people live inside the home. At the time of the blast, seven people were inside, but they were not injured.

Philadelphia Police Department’s Lt. John Walker told CBS Philly that this specific property was targeted before. Last summer someone shot paintballs at people sitting on the porch—making it clear to authorities that this home is a target.

“We’ve been working with the human relations commission. We did move a city camera right to that location to try to catch some of these behaviors,” said Walker.

One suspect is described as a black male, 20 years of age, thin build, facial hair, and wearing a hooded sweatshirt. The other suspect is a black male, 20 years of age, heavy build, beard, wearing a long-sleeve shirt over a tank top-type shirt and long pants.

Police ask anyone with information leading to the arrest of two suspects to contact authorities at 215-686-3183/3184.

Kelli Buseyhttps://planettransgender.com
Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender
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6 COMMENTS

  1. We need heighten security to protect us. Go Safe Secure! I’m trans and have partnered with some close colleagues to develop a better well-educated security company. that has a special Trans protection unit. I do consultations and can help develop safety plans.

  2. Beta males always cover their insecurity and inability to get attention from women with posturing and violence.

  3. Might consider it a hate crime but first…….Huh? They can’t consider it a hate crime and want to find them? And the cop said was probably meant to scare people, but could have hurt people? Really. People don’t toss bombs to scare people, they do it to hurt and kill people.

  4. What these men have tried to do is an extremely serious crime, which one sees as a Domestic Terrorism act with intent to kill and maim American citizens. Police need to find these terrorists and detain them ASAP before they try killing other marginalized Americans in their hate.

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