The incident happened near the Madison Square Garden entrance of Penn Station around 1:20 p.m.READ MORE: Joseph Russo Facing Hate Crime Charges In 3 Anti-Asian Attacks In Brooklyn, NYPD Says
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.READ MORE: Caught On Video: Woman Slapped Across Face By Suspect Who Made Anti-Asian Statements, Police Say
Rodriguez faces several charges, including harassment as a hate crime.MORE NEWS: Police: Man Made Anti-Asian Comments, Threatened Couple At Brooklyn Home Depot
The NYPD says this is the second arrest by the undercover operation since it started two weeks ago.