NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a man accused of attacking an Asian woman in Manhattan.
The incident happened at the Lexington Avenue/51st Street station around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday.READ MORE: NYPD: 4 Suspects In Custody After 3 Subway Riders Slashed Within Minutes In Lower Manhattan
According to police, the suspect followed the 37-year-old woman when she was transferring from the 6 train to the E.
On Sat March 27th, approx 8:45 PM, an Asian female was struck by a male who made anti-Asian statements, in the 51st St and Lexington Ave train station, near the the downtown 6 platform. Have any info? ☎️ @NYPDTips 1-800-577-TIPS. More info will be posted as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/fs4eTfgai8READ MORE: Long Island Hispanic Bar Association Organizes Free Prom Dress Boutique For Freeport High School Students
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The man allegedly made an anti-Asian statement and hit the woman in the back of her head. He then fled the scene, police said.MORE NEWS: Crucifix Toppled, American Flag Destroyed At Brooklyn Church
Police said the woman was not hurt.