An Astoria man is now in cuffs for assaulting two people in two Queens neighborhoods.
Police have arrested Niaz Khan for beating his female roommate and locking her inside their Astoria apartment between January and March, and for attacking a man with a glass bottle in Ridgewood, in February.
According to the criminal complaints provided by the Queens District Attorney’s Office, Khan first struck his female roommate in the head inside of their 47th Street apartment on Jan. 28, causing her to go to a local hospital to receive treatment for bleeding in her ear, and hearing loss.
Then on March 1, prosecutors said, Khan grabbed his roommate by the head and pushed her to the ground, causing her to fall on her neck which she recently had surgery on, leading to pain in her neck and spine.
Finally, on March 2, when the roommate tried to leave their Astoria apartment, Khan put a deadbolt on the door, preventing his victim from leaving. When officers from the 114th Precinct tried to arrest Khan, he ran off.
The complaint adds that the roommate gave officers permission to search the apartment, where cops found an imitation M16 air pistol in the closet of one of the bedroom.
Additionally, law enforcement agents stated that Khan was involved in an assault and robbery inside the lobby of an apartment building on Starr Street in Ridgewood where he, and another arrested individual, attacked a man and took his wallet and cell phone on Feb. 8.
According to the complaint, Khan and his accomplice engaged in a verbal dispute with their victim before things turned physical. The female punched the victim in the head and Khan bashed him over the head with a glass bottle — leaving him with cuts to his head and face — and wrestled him to the ground, cops said.
During that altercation, the victim’s wallet and cell phone fell out of his pants, and video surveillance from the lobby of the building showed the female pick up the items and exit the lobby.
For both incidents, Khan has been charged with two counts of third-degree assault, second-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, possession of an imitation handgun, second-degree harassment, petit larceny, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Khan is due back in court on March 10 and 20 for both cases.