Video: Suspect makes anti-Asian statements, slaps woman across face in Manhattan: police

LES anti-asian attack

Police released surveillance of the woman accused of making anti-Asian statements and slapping another woman across the face on April 7, 2021. (NYPD)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Cops have asked the public for assistance in identifying a woman who harassed and slapped an Asian woman in Manhattan Wednesday night.

It happened just after 7:30 p.m. on Grand Street near Forsyth Street in Lower Manhattan, police said.

The 25-year-old victim was sitting in an outdoor seating area talking to her friend when a woman approached her and made anti-Asian statements, authorities said.

The suspect then slapped the victim in the face and fled the scene, cops said. The victim refused medical attention.

Police obtained surveillance footage of the incident and the suspect.

The incident comes amid a rise in crime against the Asian American community in New York City. 

If you or someone you know are experiencing anti-Asian hate, click here for resources.

Anyone who witnesses an incident can also find out more information on bystander intervention by clicking here. 

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Manhattan Videos

'Sunday' for Sondheim: Remembering a musical titan

Subway concerns rise after second fatal stabbing

Man stabbed to death near Penn Station on Thanksgiving

Streets around Rockefeller Center close to cars for the holidays

Streets around Rockefeller Center closing to cars for the holidays

More Manhattan


Subway concerns rise after second fatal stabbing

Man stabbed to death near Penn Station on Thanksgiving

Man stabbed to death near Penn Station

2 NYPD officers wounded in Bronx shootout night before Thanksgiving

3 officers injured in 2 incidents Wednesday

Armed carjacking suspect snaps selfie

More Crime

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Follow us on Facebook

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter