Statement from Borough President Diaz
RE: Alleged Hate Crime at Gateway Center
“The Bronx stands together, as ‘One Bronx,’ united against hate of all kinds. Monday’s attack on Abdullah Faruque, motivated by race and in apparent misguided retaliation for the bombings at the Boston Marathon, is reprehensible. All efforts must be made to prosecute this crime to the fullest extent of the law. The people of the Bronx do not and will not tolerate such hateful acts,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.