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CHELSEA, Manhattan — A woman walking down a Manhattan street was kicked and menaced with a knife by an unidentified man Monday, police said on Tuesday.

It happened just before 12 p.m. at W. 26th Street near Sixth and Seventh avenues

Police said one of them men approached the 23-year-old woman and kicked her in the back of her leg and made anti-Asian statements to her.

A passerby came to her aid before the suspect produced a knife and menaced the two.

The suspect then fled the scene eastbound on W 26th Street, police said.

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating.

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