New York police are looking for three individuals accused of assaulting an Asian man for refusing to give them his seat on a Manhattan subway.
The incident occurred on the shuttle train from Grand Central to Times Square at around 8 p.m. on Saturday, police said.
The suspects, which included a man and two women, first approached the 42-year-old male victim and his 41-year-old female companion — who is also Asian — and ordered them to give up their seats.
When the pair refused, the trio allegedly punched and kicked the male victim, causing a small cut on his head.
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The perps reportedly exited the train at Times Square. The male victim refused medical attention, according to police.
The incident is being investigated as a hate crime. Police said the trio spewed anti-Asian remarks during the attack, including calling the male victim an “Asian pig.”
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Police released surveillance images of the suspect on Sunday. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.
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