PHILADELPHIA – Charges have been rescinded against a man accused of splattering red paint on an Israeli flag in Philadelphia because prosecutors say a second suspect was involved.
District Attorney Larry Krasner's office says in a statement Friday the charges against 26-year-old Antoine Guyton were rescinded because the investigation has shown a different man initially sprayed the flag with paint. However, they say Guyton also had a role in the vandalism.
An affidavit is being prepared for Guyton's re-arrest and police are seeking information on the other suspect.
Police responded to a report of a man spray painting the flag around 4 p.m. Tuesday The suspect had fled, but Guyton appeared at the scene while officers were there and was taken into custody.
It happened a day after Israeli soldiers killed dozens of Palestinians protesting on the Gaza border.