NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a man accused of making anti-Asian comments and attacking a couple in Manhattan.
The incident happened just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway near East 20th Street in the Flatiron District.READ MORE: COVID Anniversary: New York Marks 1 Year Since 1st Case Detected
Police said the suspect was on a bicycle when he approached the man and woman and started yelling anti-Asian statements at them.
He also allegedly assaulted the man with his bike and backpack, then rode off in an unknown direction.READ MORE: New Jersey Sports Arenas Reopen At Limited Capacity
The suspect is believed to be in his 30s, 5 feet 8 to 11 inches tall, 210 to 230 pounds, with shoulder-length braids. He was last seen wearing a white tank top and black pants.
Anyone with information about the attack 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.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Man Charged With Murder In Quadruple Stabbing That Killed Good Samaritan
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