Man arrested in Queens anti-Muslim harassment on bus

QUEENS (WABC) -- The NYPD has arrested a Queens man they say harassed and spit on a teenage girl on an MTA bus.

Authorities say 50-year-old Perry Germano approached the 15-year-old girl at 9 a.m. on April 7 on the Q88 bus at Harding Expressway and Kissena Boulevard.

He allegedly made anti-Muslim statements toward her, spat on her and raised his fist while threatening to punch her.

He is charged with attempted assault, aggravated harassment and menacing.

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