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Cops release sketch of Queens mosque attack suspect
A bloody assault outside a Queens mosque on Sunday may have been racially motivated, cops said yesterday.
Investigators say they are treating the incident near the Masjid Al-Saaliheen mosque as a possible hate crime since the fugitive shouted anti-Muslim remarks when he stabbed the 57-year-old victim several times throughout his body, including his torso.
The NYPD released a sketch and description of the suspect yesterday, describing him as about 6 feet tall and between 35 and 45 years old. He wore a blue baseball cap, a black jacket and blue jeans during the attack. The unidentified victim was in stable condition at New York Hospital Queens, police said.