Police are looking for two men who assaulted a 70-year-old man in Queens last week. The incident happened on November 24th around 5:20 a.m. in front of 109-25 46 Avenue in Elmhurst. The two suspects approached the 70-year-old victim, asked if he was Muslim or Hindu, and then assaulted him. You can see video of the suspects fleeing the scene below.
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The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he is in stable condition with facial lacerations. The two Hispanic assailants are described as in their late teens or early twenties; one had a ponytail, while the other had short dark hair. Anyone with information in regards to this assault is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.