Woman spit on, harassed in anti-Asian attack in Manhattan: police

Manhattan anti-asian attack

Cops released images of the woman sought in an anti-Asian harassment in Manhattan on July 25, 2021. (NYPD)

COLUMBUS CIRCLE, Manhattan — A woman was spit on and harassed during an apparent anti-Asian attack in Manhattan Sunday night, police said.

It happened on July 25 around 8:40 p.m. at the intersection of 60th Street and Broadway in Columbus Circle, police said.

A 26-year-old woman was walking along the sidewalk when another woman approached her and spit in her face, authorities said.

THe suspect then made an anti-Asian bias statement toward the victim- before fleeing, according to police. 

The victim refused medical attention. 

Footage obtained by police shows the suspect pulling out a phone, appearing to record the encounter while she was also being recorded. 

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force launched an investigation into the incident.

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Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, 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).

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