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Police look for man suspected of threatening Muslim teen girl

Police seek man suspected of calling a teen Muslim girl a "terrorist" and spitting on her multiple times while on a Queens bus.

queens harassment muslim Police are looking for a man suspected of aggravated harassment of a teenage Muslim girl who told officers the suspect called her a "terrorist" and spit on her multiple times while on a Queens bus.
Credit: NYPD

Police released photos of a man suspected of making anti-Muslim comments and threatening to hit a teenage girl in early April.

Cops said that the suspect, described as white male, made the comments at around 9 a.m. on April 7 while on a Queens bus.

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First reported by WABC last week, the girl said she wore a head scarf while on the bus in Flushing.

The teenage victim told officers that the man repeatedly called her a "terrorist" and spit on her multiple times after her bag brushed up against the suspect.

Even though she was on what she described as a packed Q88 bus, the teen told media that the few people offered to help the girl.

"They were laughing," the girl told WABC. "What if that were your daughter? Wouldn't you stand up for her?"

Police are asking anyone with information on the suspect or incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or to submit tips online.

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