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The District Attorney’s Office on Friday released video of an unidentified suspect who can be seen defacing the Israeli flag on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway earlier this week.

Prosecutors also were preparing an affidavit to rearrest a 25-year-old man who was photographed under the flag, located near 16th Street, holding a water gun used to spray the flag with a red substance. Antoine Guyton was arrested at the scene and charged, but those charges were dropped as the investigation pointed to an additional suspect, said Ben Waxman, spokesman for District Attorney Larry Krasner.