NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a man suspected in two anti-Muslim attacks has struck again, this time threatening a 38-year-old woman in Queens.
In the latest incident, the suspect allegedly pulled a knife on the victim and made anti-Muslim statements. It happened around 5:30 p.m. Sunday on Sutphin Boulevard near 94th Avenue in Jamaica.READ MORE: First Alert Forecast: Saturday Snowstorm Could Mean More Than A Foot For Long Island, Up To 6 Inches In NYC
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🚨Watch new video of the individual wanted in connection with the 6/20/21, Liberty Ave. anti-Muslim assaults in @NYPD103Pct and @NYPD106Pct. Know him? Please DM us or @NYPDTips or call them at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). @NYPDShea @NYPDDetectives @QueensDAKatz @mayorsCAU @NYPDMuslim https://t.co/cdJDLGjWgv pic.twitter.com/NPMUvxGAmj
— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) June 30, 2021
He allegedly made anti-Muslim statements while following a 31-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman near Liberty Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard. Police said he punched the man in the back, then tugged on the woman’s hijab and punched her in the arm.
About an hour later, the same man allegedly made anti-Muslim statements while following a 64-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman near Inwood Avenue and Liberty Avenue. Police said he punched the man in the face multiple times before running away.MORE NEWS: Biden Says He'll Name A Black Woman As Supreme Court Pick By End Of February
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.