New York – NYPD has released an image of a man they allege spat on and insulted an Asian woman as she rode with her three kids on a downtown 5 train near Times Square on Tuesday afternoon. According to the New York Post, the suspect spat on the 44-year-old victim and called her an “Asian slut.”
He also told her she “brought the virus,” and demanded, “go back to your country.”
When the woman started recording the encounter, he struck her hand, causing her to drop her phone. He then opened the train door between cars and kicked the phone onto the tracks.
The suspect ran from the downtown train at Times Square and was still being sought four days later.
“Know him? Please help us identify him,” the NYPD Hate Crimes unit urged in releasing the suspect’s photo late Saturday.