NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A disturbing subway incident sparked by fear of the coronavirus was captured on video.

A passenger can be seen picking up what looks like a cleaning bottle and spraying it in the direction of an Asian man.

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Asian American community leaders say such behavior just makes matters worse.

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“A lot of the Asian American community, we are New Yorkers,” said Jo-Ann Yoo, executive director of the Asian American Federation. “These attacks, these racist comments do not help the situation.”

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City Comptroller Scott Stringer responded to the video on Twitter, saying, “The coronavirus is in countries all over the world. The discrimination against Asian New Yorkers has to stop. NOW.”