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Man arrested for allegedly threatening to behead Muslim woman

Posted at 6:35 AM, Sep 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-05 07:46:22-04

BAY RIDGE, Brooklyn (PIX11) -- A man has been arrested after allegedly harassing two women with violence and anti-Islam slurs, officials said.

Brian Boshell, 45, is accused of threatening to behead Linda Sarsour, 34, Wednesday in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn.

He allegedly hurled sexist, anti-Arab and anti-Islam epithets at Sarsour and her colleague, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

Boshell allegedly threw a trash can at the pair, the league said.

Sarsour is an executive of the Arab American Association of New York, a group formed to protect Muslims from discrimination and hate-fueled attacks.

Boshell has been charged with menacing as a hate crime, the organization said.