2017-09-27 / Front Page

Cops Foil Hubby’s Kidnap Bid

By Liz Goff
A 28-year-old Queens man is facing kidnapping and other charges in his foiled bid to snatch his estranged wife from a parked car in East Elmhurst on September 21.

Police said the 21-year-old victim was sitting with her boyfriend in his parked car on 90th Street and 23rd Avenue in East Elmhurst at about 7:30 p.m. on September 21, when her estranged husband reached in, dragged her out of the car and forced her into a yellow cab that was waiting nearby.

The stunned boyfriend, whose name was not released, immediately alerted police of the kidnapping, police said. Officers at the 103rd Precinct were able to catch up with the cab on Hillside Avenue in Jamaica, where they arrested MD Hussain just blocks from his residence.

The victim was not injured in the “snatch and run,” a police source said.

Hussain was taken to the 103rd Precinct stationhouse, where he was charged with kidnapping, aggravated criminal contempt, unlawful imprisonment, assault, harassment and criminal contempt if an order of protection.

Police said Hussain and the victim separated earlier this year. It is, however, unclear if they are legally separated or divorced.

Hussain has been arrested four times since January, police aid. Most of those arrests were the result of actions toward his wife, a police source said.

Hussain was arrested on June 30 after a violent encounter with his wife, police said. Cops said Hussain slammed the woman in the head and stomach, knocked her to the ground and then snatched her shoes and cell phone when she threatened to call police.

Hussain fled the scene, but the victim was later able to convince him to drop off her belongings at the 103rd Precinct, where he was arrested and charged with assault, criminal mischief, petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and harassment.

He was arrested again in August, when he took up residence at the woman’s Jamaica Hills apartment without her permission – and in violation of an order of protection that barred him from being within 25-feet of her, authorities said.

Hussain was busted again on September 12, when he approached the victim and walked into court with her, then sat next to her in the courtroom while awaiting a hearing – all in violation of an order of protection, authorities said.

Hussain’s fourth arrest has been sealed by the court, police said.

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