Police released surveillance videos of the suspect at the time of three assaults in South Ozone Park and Jamaica.
On July 25 at about 6:30 p.m., the suspect followed a 38-year-old woman to 94-06 Sutphin Blvd. where he threatened her with a knife while making anti-Muslim statements, said police. The suspect took off southbound on Sutphin Blvd. towards 94th Avenue.
On June 20 at about 9:15 p.m., the suspect followed a 31-year-old man and 24-year-old woman in the area of Liberty Ave. and Lefferts Blvd. while making anti-Muslim statements. He then punched the man in the back and grabbed the woman's hijab before punching her in the arm, said police.
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Both victims suffered pain and redness but refused medical attention.
Approximately an hour later, the man followed a 64-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman in the area of 105 Inwood Ave. and Liberty Ave. while making anti-Muslim statements. The suspect then punched the woman multiple times in the face and head before fleeing. She suffered cuts to her head and face and a fractured nose. She was taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition.
Anyone with information about the suspect was asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls were strictly confidential, said police.
The NYPD is searching for the man who assaulted several people in Queens. Cops believe the attacks were anti-Muslim in nature.