KEW GARDENS HILLS — Police were looking for a man wanted for stabbing someone in front of a Kissena Boulevard Mosque Sunday in what might be a hate crime.
At about 4:50 a.m., a 57-year-old man was opening the doors at the Masijid-Saaliheen Mosque, at 72-55 Kissena Blvd., when a suspect approached and made anti-Muslim statements before stabbing the man several times in the torso, according to police.
The man was taken to New York Hospital Queens, where police said he was listed in stable condition.
Police released a sketch of the suspect, described as a 6-foot-tall white man between 35 to 45 years old and weighing about 180 pounds. He had blue eyes and a light complexion and was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, a black jacket and blue jeans and was possibly wearing glasses, according to police.
Those with information should contact NYPD’s Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting its website at nypdcrimes
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