嫌疑人因涉嫌在肯尼迪机场袭击锡克教出租车司机而被捕并被指控犯有仇恨罪

A man has been arrested and charged with a 仇恨犯罪 after an alleged attack on a taxi driver at New York City’s John F. 本月初肯尼迪国际机场, 刑事诉讼指出.

The alleged victim is a member of the Sikh faith, according to the Sikh Coalition, a New York based advocacy group.
The driver was at a taxi stand outside Terminal 4 在 the airport 在一月 3 when he was involved in a verbal dispute with 21-year-old Mohamed Hassanain who then assaulted him, according to the criminal complaint filed by the Queens District Attorney’s Office.
      Hassanain allegedly hit the victim in the face and body multiple times, 根据投诉. Hassanain told investigators that he was at the airport to pick up his girlfriend. “I saw a cab driver there who cursed at me. I threw a punch and cursed at him,” said Hassanain, 投诉称.
        事件发生期间, the driver says Hassanain told him: “you turban guy, go back to your country,” 投诉称.
          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, 根据投诉.
          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, 根据投诉.
          For those who aren’t Sikh, I can’t put into words what it means to have your turban knocked offor to see someone else’s turban knocked off,” Simran Jeet Singh, senior fellow for the Sikh Coalition, 在一个 鸣叫 a day after the alleged incident.
          It’s visceral and gut-wrenching and just so disheartening to witness,” the tweet said.
          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, identified only as “先生. 辛格” by the Sikh Coalition, 在一个 statement released by the organization 星期五. The group said it wished to help preserve the man’s anonymity.
          No one should experience what I didbut if they do, I hope they receive the same overwhelming amount of support and quick, professional action by the authorities in response,” 声明说.
          We are shocked and angered too, 先生. 辛格,” New York City Mayor Eric Adams 发推文 星期五. “This is an outrageous attack. We say ‘hate has no homein 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 鸣叫 它是 “深受困扰” about the incident and that it condemnsany form of hate-based violence.
            Hassanain’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 8, according to the district attorney’s office.

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