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Paterson Police Investigate Bias Incident Where Suspects Threw Rocks in Mosque


Passaic County officials announce that at approximately 8:44 p.m. on August 1, members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office responded to a mosque located in the area of Preakness Avenue and Hill Street on a report of an assault.

According to officials, upon arrival, the responding officers were advised that two individuals had entered the mosque during prayer service and threw rocks toward the worshipers. 

No parties were struck during the incident, and no injuries were reported.

The investigation remains active and ongoing. 

More information will be released once it becomes available.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or contact the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office at 973-881-4200.