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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 10:30 am

The police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a man wanted for menacing, after an alleged hate-fueled run-in at a Kew Gardens mosque.

At about 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12, a man left the Masjid al-Saalihdeen, at 72-55 Kissena Blvd., and was driving his vehicle when he noticed an unknown male driving a dark-colored SUV following him.

When he stopped at a traffic light at Union Turnpike and 199 Street, the suspect pulled over next to victim and threatened to kill him while displaying a firearm. He also made anti-Muslim statements. The suspect is described as a white man, age 55 to 60, with dark hair and a mustache.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

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