Man Spits on Muslim Woman on Long Island City Street, Cops Investigating as Hate Crime


The police have released a photo of a man who allegedly spat on a Muslim woman on a Dutch Kills street last week.

The suspect allegedly walked past the woman–who was wearing a hijab–at around 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 and spat on her in front of 37-14 30th St. The police said that the incident is being investigated by its Hate Crimes Task Force.

The police are offering a $2,500 reward for information on the case.

The suspect was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, dark gray jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit

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