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Police: Man Menaced After Leaving Queens Mosque

A suspect wanted for menacing a man in Queens (credit: NYPD)

A suspect wanted for menacing a man in Queens (credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect who allegedly menaced a man as he left a Queens mosque.

The incident occurred after the victim left a mosque on Kissena Boulevard around 8 p.m. last Friday.

The suspect followed the victim for several blocks and pulled his SUV next to the victim’s vehicle at a traffic light at Union Turnpike and 199th Street, police said.

The suspect then displayed a firearm, threatened to kill the victim and made anti-Muslim statements before fleeing, police said.

The suspect is described as a white man between 55 and 60 years old with a light skin complexion, dark hair and a mustache, police said.

The suspect was last seen wearing a dark suit jacket with an emblem patch on the left pocket and was possibly driving a Toyota SUV with a New York license plate, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.