NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is investigating two anti-Muslim attacks in Queens.

Police say a man seen on surveillance video followed a couple Sunday night near Liberty Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard while making anti-Muslim statements.

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Investigators say the suspect punched each of them and pulled at the woman’s hijab.

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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.

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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.

CBSNewYork Team