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Hate Crimes Task Force looking for man in Queens attack

This man is a suspect in an incident

This man is a suspect in an incident that is being investigated by hate crimes detectives. Photo Credit: NYPD/Handout

A 15-year-old girl threatened last week on a Queens bus is being investigating as a potential hate crime, police said Wednesday.

The city's Hate Crimes Task Force has taken over the investigation of the April 7 attack on the Q88 bus near Queens College. Police said a still-undidentified man spat on the girl and yelled anti-Muslim statements at her at about 9 a.m. Monday. The suspect then raised his fist and threatened to punch her.

Wednesday cops released photos of the man taken on the bus.


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