Stabbing Outside Queens Mosque May Be Bias Attack

Investigators were looking for a suspect after the attack just before 5 a.m.

Sunday, Nov 18, 2012  |  Updated 3:38 PM EDT
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Stabbing Outside Queens Mosque May Be Bias Attack

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Police say a man has been stabbed outside a Queens mosque in a possible hate crime.
 
Investigators were looking for a suspect after the attack just before 5 a.m. at the Masjid Al-Saaliheen Mosque in Flushing. 

  Police say the attacker may have made both anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic remarks as he stabbed the 57-year-old victim in the torso. He's hospitalized in stable condition.
 
The victim is a 57-year-old man of Asian descent. The attacker is believed to be a Hispanic man in his 40s.
 
A message left at the mosque wasn't immediately returned.

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