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Elected Leaders to Hold Press Conference Friday to denounce Hate Crime


May 5, 2016 By Michael Florio

Three teenagers attacked a young man while shouting “Isis-Isis” in Astoria last week and local politicians want the community to help the police find the perpetrators.

One of the three suspects allegedly punched the 19-year-old victim in the face twice and called out “Arab.” As the victim pushed him away, he observed a second man with a pipe in his hand who was yelling “Isis-Isis” and a third man with a baseball bat in his hands, police said.

The three men allegedly attacked the victim on Wednesday, April 27, at 1:20 pm in front of 33-55 10th Street.

Councilmen Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides will hold a press conference tomorrow to denounce what’s being viewed as a hate crime. The two will also be calling on the community to come forward with any information concerning the incident.

The press conference will be held Friday at 8:30 am at the intersection of 10th Street and 33rd Road.

The suspects still remain at large.

The suspect who punched the victim in the face is described as a white male, 17-19 years old, approximately 5’9″ tall and 180 lbs, according to police.

The suspect who had the pipe in his hands and was yelling Isis is described as a white-Hispanic, 17-19 years-old, approximately 5’6″ tall and 160 lbs.

The man who allegedly had a baseball bat is described as a black-Hispanic, 18-years-old, approximately 5’9″ tall, black hair and a beard.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).


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You're scum

What? Assault 19 yr old kids? You’re probably a grown man too. Go read or something.


Get all these low life terrorist out of the us, that kid can go around calling us dum American n a beating is wrong, please taxi cab can cause problems n we cant do anything about it, when tell attack us its fine, please pay taxes n work like all of us n keep you mouth shut

So much irony in your post

1) They work and pay taxes. Hard to evade the IRS lol. 2) You sound like you just got off the plane and landed in the US. So why the Xenophobia? 3) He’s a kid who was almost assaulted 3 to 1. A beating is obviously wrong.


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