By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD‘s undercover task force targeting anti-Asian hate made an arrest Friday.

The incident happened near the Madison Square Garden entrance of Penn Station around 1:20 p.m.

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Police say 35-year-old Juvian Rodriguez approached an undercover officer and started making anti-Asian remarks. He also allegedly threatened to stab the officer.

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Rodriguez faces several charges, including harassment as a hate crime.

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The NYPD says this is the second arrest by the undercover operation since it started two weeks ago.

CBSNewYork Team