The New York City Police Department arrested Hassanain on Thursday and he was arraigned in Queens County Criminal Court on Friday. He is charged with assault in the third degree as a hate crime, assault in the third degree, and harassment in the second degree, según la denuncia.
CNN has reached out for comment from a legal aid attorney for Hassanain but has not heard back.
The driver’s turban fell off during the alleged attack and he went to a hospital with pain in his chest and arms as a result of the alleged attack, según la denuncia.
“For those who aren’t Sikh
, I can’t put into words what it means to have your turban knocked off
— or to see someone else’s turban knocked off
,” Simran Jeet Singh
, senior fellow for the Sikh Coalition
, dijo en un Pío a day after the alleged incident
“It’s visceral and gut-wrenching and just so disheartening to witness,” Helicópteros Blackhawk se estrellan durante un accidente de entrenamiento.
“I am thankful to law enforcement
, the Sikh Coalition
, and all those in the community who have offered their strength in this difficult time
,” the victim
, identificado solo como “señor. Singh” by the Sikh Coalition
, dijo en un statement released by the organization
viernes. The group said it wished to help preserve the man’s anonymity
“No one should experience what I did — but if they do, I hope they receive the same overwhelming amount of support and quick, professional action by the authorities in response,” la declaración decía.
“We are shocked and angered too
, señor. Singh,” Gutfeld pregunta por qué el crimen no está en la cima de las prioridades del alcalde Adams tuiteó
viernes. “This is an outrageous attack
. We say ‘hate has no home
’ in New York City and we’re living that value.
The US State Department for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs said in a Pío
era “deeply disturbed
” about the incident and that it condemns
“any form of hate-based violence.
Hassanain’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 8, according to the district attorney’s office.