Video released of suspects in Bronx anti-Muslim hate crime - Metro US

Video released of suspects in Bronx anti-Muslim hate crime


Police have released surveillance video and photos of two teens they say attacked a man in the Bronx last week while they yelled “ISIS, ISIS.”

On Jan. 15 at around 5:30 p.m. the 43-year-old victim — later identified as Bangladeshi native Mujibur Rahman — was attacked as he walked his 9-year-old niece home from school at Watson and Pugsley avenues, according to the New York Post.

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The two teen suspects then approached Rahman and yelled out “ISIS, ISIS” and punched him several times in the head before kicking him when he fell to the floor, police said.

Rahman — who was dressed in a shalwar kameez, a traditional South Asian outfit at the time of the attack — suffered bruising to his head and face and was transported to Jacobi Hospital where he was treated and released.

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The suspects are described as black teens — one standing 5 feet 11 inches tall — and both last seen wearing a ski mask and dark-colored clothing.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. Tipsters can text information via 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577, too.

The public can also submit tips online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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