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VIDEO: NYC Woman set on fire while window shopping

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New York City Police have released a video of a man they believe set a Muslim woman on fire in midtown Manhattan over the weekend. 

You can see the man walking down the street in the video, but it is hard to make out his face. 

Police say a 35-year-old woman was window shopping when she suddenly felt heat on her arm and saw that her blouse was on fire. 

Police say that's when the woman noticed a man standing next to her holding a lighter. 

The man took off down the street without saying a word. 

Officers say the woman was able to quickly put out the flames and was not injured in the incident. 

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident to determine if the crime was motivated by bias. 

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