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Queens Man Kidnaps Ex, Forces Her into Yellow Cab, Police Say

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | September 22, 2017 11:10am | Updated on September 25, 2017 7:20am

QUEENS — A man who's repeatedly violated his wife's order of protection against him, dragged her out of her new boyfriend's car and forced her into a cab in a failed bid to kidnap her Thursday night, police said.

The victim, 21, was sitting with her boyfriend in his car around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of 90th Street and 23rd Avenue in East Elmhurst, when her ex, Md Hussain, 28, dragged her out of the vehicle and forced her into a taxi, officials said.

Her boyfriend, whose name and age weren't released, called the police and officers were able to pull over the cab on Hillside Avenue and 169th Street in Jamaica, about 10 blocks from where Hussain lives, police said.

The woman was not injured during the incident, police said.

Hussain faces a slew of charges, including kidnapping, aggravated criminal contempt, unlawful imprisonment, assault and harassment.

Police said Hussain had separated from his wife, but court documents from earlier this year described them as still married. It wasn't immediately clear if the two had legally divorced.

Hussain has four prior arrests, all from earlier this year, and most of them related to his ex, officials said.

On June 30, he slapped her in the head and stomach before knocking her to the ground and snatching her shoes and phone when she threatened to call police, prosecutors said.

He fled the scene, but she convinced him to bring her belongings to the 103rd Precinct stationhouse where he was charged with assault, criminal mischief, petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and harassment, prosecutors said.

Hussain was also arrested in August because he was found living at her Jamaica Hills apartment, despite a court-issued order of protection barring him from being near her, documents show.

On Sept. 12, Hussain again violated the order of protection by coming to court with her and then sitting next to her in the courtroom, prosecutors said.

His fourth arrest was sealed, police said.

Hussain had not been arraigned in the kidnapping case as of Friday morning, according to the Queens District Attorney's office. 

Information about his lawyer was not immediately available.