Police: Man wearing religious clothing slapped by man riding bike

Police say a man is wanted for aggravated assault for slapping a man wearing religious clothing in the back of the head.

News 12 Staff

Jun 1, 2019, 11:48 AM

Updated 1,814 days ago

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Police say a man is wanted for aggravated assault for slapping a man wearing religious clothing in the back of the head.
They say the 27-year-old man was walking near Flushing and Nostrand avenues when the suspect, who was riding a bicycle, approached the man from behind and slapped him.
The victim's hat was knocked off. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.


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