Bystander Stops Man Who Allegedly Pulled Out Knife, Yelled Anti-Asian Slurs at Woman in NYC

The NYPD released photos of a man who allegedly kicked, spewed anti-Asian remarks and pulled a knife on a woman in Manhattan on Monday.

What happened: The 23-year-old victim was walking on West 26th Street Sixth and Seventh Avenue when the alleged suspect kicked her behind her leg and yelled anti-Asian slurs just before midnight, according to PIX11.

  • The NYPD said the suspect allegedly told the woman, “F**k you, you f**king Chinese people, f**k you” and “You f**king Asian. Get the f**k away from me, I’m going to beat the s**t out of you,” the New York Post reported.

  • He allegedly pulled out a knife on the victim and a passerby who attempted to help the woman.

  • The suspect fled and was last seen heading eastbound on West 26th Street.

  • The woman suffered pain in her back and right leg, and refused medical assistance, the NYPD told NextShark in a statement.

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Second incident: Another incident reportedly took place that evening at the intersection of Chambers Street and West Broadway in Tribeca.

  • A man allegedly yelled at a 57-year-old Asian woman and told her, “F**king Chinese people.”

  • He also tried to touch one of the woman’s grandchildren, but the victim pulled the child away, prompting the suspect to flee from the scene.

  • It’s unclear if the two incidents are connected, but both incidents are being investigated by NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force.

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Anyone who might have information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

Featured Image via @NYPDTips

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