Another MUSLIM suspect has been arrested in connection to the caught-on-camera beating of a Jewish man near Times Square late last month, cops said.
NY PostMahmoud Musa, 23, of Staten Island, turned himself in to Manhattan’s 7th Precinct on Tuesday morning for allegedly participating in the beating of Joseph Borgen, 29, during a May 20 rally, police said.
He was charged with gang assault and assault as a hate crime.
Two others have also been busted for the attack: Waseem Awawdeh, 23, of Bay Ridge, was charged with assault as a hate crime, gang assault, menacing, aggravated harassment as a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. Awawdeh who called Borgen a “dirty Jew” and said, “*F*ck Israel, Hamas is going to kill all of you,” said he “would do it again” as he was taken away in handcuffs.
And Faisal Elezzi, 25, of Staten Island, was charged with assault, menacing and aggravated harassment, all as hate crimes, cops said.
The group allegedly knocked Borgen to the ground while making anti-Semitic statements, then punched, kicked, pepper-sprayed him and struck him with crutches.
“I tried to get away, and the next thing I knew, I was surrounded by a whole crowd of people who proceeded to kick me, punch me, beat me down,” Borgen told The Post a day after the incident. “I felt a liquid being poured on my face and at first I thought I was getting urinated on, but it turned out I was getting maced and pepper-sprayed.”