It happened just after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.READ MORE: Manhattan, Brooklyn Residents Sue City To Stop Permanent Outdoor Dining
A 34-year-old woman told police she was walking down West 40th Street when a man approached her and spit at her while yelling anti-Asian racial slurs.READ MORE: 'Phantom Of The Opera,' Broadway's Longest Running Show, Resumes Performances
He then ran off.
The woman was not injured.
Police have released surveillance photos of the man.MORE NEWS: Rev. Jesse Jackson Celebrates 80th Birthday In Harlem
Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.