An NYPD spokesperson confirmed to DailyMail.com Seldowitz was arrested and charged Wednesday night.
He faces two counts of aggravated harassment and three counts of stalking, one under the city’s hate crimes law, one for intent to cause fear and one for doing so at the victim’s place of employment.
Seldowitz was seen being escorted out of the 19th Precinct on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with a grin on his face.
It comes after shocking footage emerged this week of him telling 24-year-old Mohammad Hussein ‘if we killed 4,000 Palestinian children, it wasn’t enough’.
He also asked if the victim ‘raped his daughter like Mohammed and even threatened to get him deported to Egypt during the sick tirade.
The New York-based firm he was working with, Gotham Government Relations, ‘ended all affiliation’ with him and offered to represent the vendor in any lawsuits.
‘I regret the whole thing happened and I’m sorry,’ he said. ‘But you know, in the heat of the moment, I said things that probably I shouldn’t have said.’
He said ‘I did have an argument with a food vendor. It is quite possible that it’s me. I mean, I’ve not seen the video, but I believe it’s probably me.’
But despite going on a rant regarding the vendor’s belief in the Quran, he doesn’t believe he has any problem with Muslims.
‘If I had to do it all over again, I would not have raised the religious aspect,’ Seldowitz said.
‘I don’t think I’m an Islamophobic guy. I’ve spoken up for equal treatment of Muslims on numerous occasions with numerous different people.’
‘You support killing little children,’ Seldowitz says and takes a photo of the vendor, telling him to smile. He asks him: ‘Did you rape your daughter like Mohammed did?’