A Muslim off-duty NYPD officer, hailed by the mayor as a hero, and her 16-year-old son became the city’s latest hate crime victims Saturday when a bigot in Brooklyn yelled at them to “go back to your country,” police sources said.
Officer Aml Elsokary, who was off duty and wearing her hijab, dropped off her 16-year-old on Ridge Blvd. and 67th St. in Bay Ridge just before 6 p.m., the sources said.
After parking her car, she returned to the scene to find her son being shoved by the suspect, a white man in his 30s.
When the officer — a native New Yorker — approached, the man said, “ISIS (expletive), I will cut your throat, go back to your country!”
Elsokary did not identify herself as a police officer, and was unarmed.
The suspect then fled the scene. Cops were trying to track him down Saturday night. The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is probing the episode as a bias incident.
Officer Elsokary — who proudly wears her hijab on duty in the 90th Precinct — was touted as a hero after she ran into a burning building to save an elderly man and baby girl in April 2014.
Responding to a call about a fire over the police radio, Elsokary and her partner rushed to a smoke-filled building on Scholes St.
After hearing a baby crying on the second floor, Elsokary — a mother-of-five — rushed up the stairs, used her jacket to pry open a scorching-hot doorknob and grabbed the frightened child.
She also scooped up the baby’s spooked grandmother and rushed them to safety.