Police are looking for two suspects they say attacked a man, who was walking with a child, in the Bronx on Friday while shouting “ISIS, ISIS.”
On Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. police discovered the 43-year-old victim at Watson and Pugsley avenues with bruising to his head and face, according to authorities. Emergency personnel transported him to Jacobi Hospital where he was treated and released.
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A further investigation showed that the victim was walking with a 9-year-old girl when the suspects yelled out “ISIS, ISIS” and punched him several times on the head before kicking him when he fell to the floor.
The victim was dressed in a shalwar kameez, a traditional South Asian outfit, and the girl — who is his niece — was unharmed during the incident, The New York Times reported.
There have been no arrested and the investigation is ongoing by the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force.