Police in Manhattan took a man into custody after he allegedly tried to break into the apartment of a tenant with Confederate flags on the windows.
The suspect, who identified himself to NY1 as Darren Keen, was arrested on the Lower East Side around 9 p.m. Friday.
Police say officers heard the sound of broken glass at a building on East 8th Street near Avenue D.
When they went to investigate, the NYPD says they found a trail of blood leading to the next building and up to Keen's apartment.
Police say Keen admitted to breaking a window and was taken into custody.
He spoke exclusively with NY1 hours earlier and told us he was upset about the flags.
"Everything to make that guy's message go away is good. And I'm going right now to the hardware store and I'm going to pull those tarps up and I'm going to paint a giant Wu-Tang logo on those tarps right now," he said.
"I'm from Nebraska, and I came out here because I wanted to, I reject all that," he said. "And honestly, yeah, seeing this here again now, this reminds me of the reasons, why did I move out here then if I'm going to have to see a Confederate flag?"
The landlord apparently put up a tarp to cover the windows where the flags are posted.
The Confederate symbols had been hanging up for months but sparked angry reaction this week in the wake of last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.