Suspect arresed in anti-Muslim attacks in Queens

QUEENS, New York (WABC) -- Police have arrested a man linked three anti-Muslim attacks in Queens, two of which left the victims injured.

Authorities say Naved Durrni surrendered Tuesday morning and is charged with second-degree aggravated harassment as a hate crime.

The most recent incident happened Sunday afternoon on Sutphin Boulevard, where police say Durrni threatened a 38-year-old woman with a knife while making anti-Muslim statements.

She wasn't hurt.

Police say he also attacked four other people last month in two other incidents.

Both of those attacks left victims injured, and in both, police say the suspect made statements against Muslims.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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