Police say a man seen on surveillance video followed a couple Sunday night near Liberty Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard while making anti-Muslim statements.READ MORE: No Mask Mandate In NYC Though De Blasio 'Strongly Recommends' Wearing Them; Cuomo Announces MTA, Port Authority Workers Must Be Vaccinated By Labor Day Or Face Testing
Investigators say the suspect punched each of them and pulled at the woman’s hijab.READ MORE: Governors Ball Drops Rapper DaBaby From Lineup Over Homophobic Remarks
An hour later, police believe the same man attacked another man and woman, again making anti-Muslim statements before punching them both.
The man was treated for a fractured nose and is expected to recover.MORE NEWS: Child Tax Credit: Monday Is Deadline To Opt Out Of Advance Monthly Payments
Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.