Photo courtesy of the NYPD
Cops are looking for a suspect who assaulted an Asian woman on a Midtown street on New Year’s Eve.
According to police, at 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 31 a 56-year-old woman was at the corner of Avenue of the Americas and West 33rd Street when she was approached from behind by an unknown man. Then, without any provocation, the suspect pushed the victim to the ground and called her an “Asian b***h.”
The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim sustained a minor injury to her arm but refused medical attention at the scene. The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is investigating the incident.
The NYPD released photos of the suspect, who is described as an adult man with a light complexion, a large build and short dark hair with a full beard, standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 155 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt with white lettering on the back, camouflaged sweatpants, black pants and black sneakers.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.