ASTORIA — A suspect hurled eggs — including one with anti-Muslim remarks attached to it — at an Astoria food vendor in an incident being investigated as a hate crime, police said.
The assailant threw the eggs at a 56-year-old man, who was working at his food cart outside 25-15 Steinway St., near 25th Avenue, shortly after midnight Monday, according to the NYPD.
A note with anti-Muslim statements was attached to one of the eggs, police said. The worker was struck on his shirt but was uninjured. Police did not immediately have a description of the suspect.
Online listings show the address is home to Farid Kebab, an Egyptian halal food cart. A message left for the business was not immediately returned.
Mayor Bill de Blasio condemned the attack on Twitter, urging anyone who witnesses "acts of hate" to report them to the NYPD.
We will hold people accountable for acts of hate. If you see something, report it to the NYPD. https://t.co/Nl51GhVRbd— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) August 9, 2017
The NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force is investigating, police said.