Man Tore Off Muslim Woman’s Hijab Outside Long Beach Trader Joe’s in Hate Crime: Police

The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who committed a hate crime against a Muslim woman in the Bixby Knolls area.

The Long Beach Police Department released the sketch of a man suspected of pulling a Muslim woman's hijab off during a hate crime attack July 2. (Credit: Los Angeles Times via Long Beach Police Department)

The Long Beach Police Department released the sketch of a man suspected of pulling a Muslim woman’s hijab off during a hate crime attack July 2. (Credit: Los Angeles Times via Long Beach Police Department)

Authorities said the incident occurred around 4:30 p.m.  July 2 in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 4000 block of Atlantic Avenue.

Police say the assailant approached the woman from behind as she was loading items into the trunk of her car.

The man grabbed the woman’s black hijab and began cursing at her as he forcefully pulled and twisted it off, police said.

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