According to police, it happened Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
Police say a 35-year-old woman was riding on a southbound 7 train at Roosevelt Avenue and Willets Point Boulevard when a man on board started making anti-Asian remarks to her. When the victim started recording him on her cellphone, police say he smacked it out of her hand, picked it up, and smashed it on the ground.
The woman grabbed her phone and went to another train car.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
The suspect got off at the next stop.
No injuries were reported.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.MORE NEWS: Discarded Tombstone Spotted On Empty Lot Raising Questions In Paramus
Anyone with any information 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.