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Police searching for trio connected to assault, anti-Muslim slur incident

FORDHAM MANOR, the Bronx — Police are searching for three individuals connected to an assault that occurred in the Bronx in September and involved anti-Muslim slurs.

On Sept. 15 right before midnight, the 25-year-old victim and his mother were walking and crossing the street in front of 2481 Creston Avenue in the Fordham Manor section of the Bronx.

As they crossed the street, a black Toyota Camry with two men inside passed by. One of the men allegedly shouted anti-Muslim slurs at the victim and his mother, police said.

The victim went to confront the passenger and it was then that the driver and the passenger inside the car both allegedly punched the victim in the face, according to police.

The two men then fled in an unknown direction.

Police are also looking for a woman who they believe was present when the altercation allegedly took place.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

One of the men is described as being in his mid 20s, 5-feet 6-inches tall and weighing between 170 and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light colored shirt and dark colored pants.

The other man is described as also being in his mid 2-s, 5-feet 8-inches tall and weighing between 170 and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light colored shirt and dark colored pants.

The woman who was also allegedly present is described as being in her mid 20s, 5-feet 6-inches tall and weighing 170 pounds. She was last seen wearing a light colored shirt and dark pants.

The woman and one of the men can be seen in surveillance photos obtained by police and released to the public.

If you have any information related to these incidents, submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.