NY Man Struck After Anti-Muslim Slur

A 32-year-old man was the victim of a racial attack in Queens Sunday.

The incident took place at about 5:30 p.m. on the corner of 46th Street and Queens Boulevard.

Police said a white male approached an Asian male, spat an anti-Muslim slur at him, then struck him in the face, causing a minor injury.

The man then ran away on 46th Street. The victim refused medical attention at the scene of the assault. Police are investigating the incident as a possible bias attack.

The incident comes amid rising reports of attacks aimed at Muslims in the wake of the killings of American hostages in Iraq.


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.