Posted: Aug 25, 2010 1:32 PM
Source: Associated Press
Police say a suburban New York man hailed a taxi in the city, asked the driver if he was Muslim and then stabbed him when the driver said yes.
Police arrested Michael Enright on Tuesday night on charges including attempted murder as a hate crime.
He was expected to appear in court in Manhattan later Wednesday.
Police say the 21-year-old suspect from Brewster, N.Y., was drunk when he hailed the cab on Manhattan's East Side.
Police say he attacked the driver with a folding knife before jumping out a rear window.
An officer found Enright slumped on the sidewalk and arrested him.
The driver was treated for lacerations.
The name of Enright's lawyer was not immediately available.