It is unclear whether Durrni has representation. CNN has not been able to locate a lawyer for him and has contacted The Legal Aid Society to see if he represents him, but has not yet heard anything again.
Hate crimes took place over the course of about five weeks, according to the NYPD.
On June 20, an individual allegedly followed a 31-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman to Queens and made anti-Muslim statements before slapping the man in the back and pulling on the woman’s hijab. and punch him in the arm. said police. The two victims refused medical attention, according to police.
An hour after that incident, police said the individual had followed a 64-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman to Queens and made anti-Muslim statements before punching him in the face. and in the head several times before leaving the place. . The woman had a fractured nose and had her head and face cut off and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said.
The third incident occurred on July 25 when an individual allegedly followed a 38-year-old woman and pulled out a knife before threatening her and making anti-Muslim statements, police said. The individual fled the scene after the incident, police said.
According to police, Durrni is charged with three counts of aggravated harassment and one count of hate crimes in connection with the June 20 incidents. He is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, threat of hate crimes and aggravated harassment as a hate crime in connection with the July 25 incident.