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Man on Queens Bus Spit on Girl, Made Anti-Muslim Statements: NYPD

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014  |  Updated 8:57 AM EDT
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Man Spit on Girl, Made Anti-Muslim Statements: NYPD

Police are looking for a man who they say harassed a 15-year-old girl on a crowded city bus in Queens last week, spitting on her, making anti-Muslim statements and threatening to punch her.

The girl was riding a Q88 bus at Horace Harding Expressway and Kissena Boulevard on April 7 when the suspect began berating her, the NYPD says.

According to the New York Post, the suspect hurled profanities at the girl, calling her a “terrorist.” The man shoved the girl and spit on her repeatedly.

When the girl spoke up, the man raised his fist and threatened to kill her, the Post reports.
The suspect got off the bus at a stop on Kissena Boulevard.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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