The Fire Department of New York says a blaze outside the Imam Al-Khoei (al-HO’-ee) Foundation building in Queens was brought under control quickly after a call came in at about 9 p.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported. There were minor damages to a door.
Fire marshals and police are investigating the purported attack.
The building on the Van Wyck Expressway in the Jamaica section houses a school and religious spaces.
Police say they are also investigating whether there are possible links to fires at a deli about four miles away and two nearby homes.