NEW YORK (WPIX)—One man is in police custody in connection with the recent rash of bias attacks in the Bronx. Sources tell PIX News, the suspect has been identified as 17-year-old Alejandro Rosis of the Bronx.
The New York City Police Department's Hate Crimes Task force, however, is still on the hunt for more suspects that are believed to have taken part in the attacks.
Investigators say there have been three attacks since Saturday, all reportedly within a three-block radius in the Fordham neighborhood.
The first attack occurred at 181st and Grand Concourse just before 2 a.m. on Saturday, in which four men chased down two 24-year-old men and assaulted them.
The second attacked happened around 4 a.m. Sunday on 182nd and Walton when five men allegedly attacked a 53-year-old man and stabbed him. He was rushed to the hospital where he remains in stable condition.
The latest incident occurred 5 a.m. Monday, when a 47-year-old victim phoned police and told them four to five men hurled anti-Mexican slurs at him and then assaulted him.
Politicians are offering a $1,000 award for the arrest and conviction of those responsible. Anyone with information about the case is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS