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.READ MORE: New York City Jewish Community Paying Very Close Attention To Installation Of New Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett
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.READ MORE: Erik Chimborazo Hit With Multiple Charges Following 2-Car Crash That Killed Lyft Driver In Maspeth, Queens
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.MORE NEWS: Ned Beatty, Legendary Character Actor Known For 'Deliverance,' 'Network,' Dead At Age 83
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.