NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police say they are investigating another case of anti-Asian harassment amid the coronavirus pandemic in New York City.
The latest incident happened around 5:30 a.m. Sunday on board a northbound 4 train near 33rd Street and 59th Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan.READ MORE: Nearly 200 People To Be Released From Rikers Friday After Gov. Hochul Signs 'Less Is More Act,' Calls N.Y.'s Incarceration Rate 'A Point Of Shame'
Police say the suspect made anti-Asian remarks, then grabbed a 30-year-old man and tried to remove him from the train.Dozens Protest For Climate Change Awareness Before UN General Assembly
The suspect took off in an unknown direction, and the victim was not hurt.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is now investigating.MORE NEWS: Body Cam Video Shows Aftermath Of Argument Between Gabby Petito, Fiancé Weeks Before Her Last Call To Family
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.