RICHMOND HILL, Queens (PIX11) – A 19-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested Thursday and charged with a hate crime for allegedly assaulting a 70-year-old Sikh man in New York City.

Vernon Douglas is charged with hate crime assault, robbery and aggravated harassment, the NYPD said. Douglas allegedly attacked Nirmal Singh as he walked in the Richmond Hill neighborhood in Queens on April 3. Singh suffered a broken nose and bruising from the assault.

Singh had only been in New York City for two weeks when he was attacked. He is in the United States on a visitor visa, temporarily staying at the Sikh Cultural Society in Queens. He was attacked just two blocks from the temple. Singh told PIX11 News he believes he was attacked unprovoked because he was wearing a turban.

Although Douglas is now in custody, the community remains on edge. Just two days ago, another man was attacked at the same intersection where Singh was assaulted. Sajjan Singh Ghotra said he was attacked at Lefferts Boulevard and 95th Avenue on Tuesday.

The father of two — who still has a black eye — said he was on his way to work when it happened. He said he didn’t think he was going to make it back home to his family. Police are investigating the attack as a hate crime as well.

“Today it’s me. Tomorrow it will be someone else,” a translator said for Ghotra, adding that he didn’t want to see anyone else become a victim.

Police have made an arrest in the Ghotra’s assault but are still looking for another suspect.

Members of the community are calling for more of a police presence and cameras in the area, especially with hate crimes up from last year.