NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force Looking For Man Accused Of Threatening Asian Woman In Midtown

Investigators said the man approached the 65-year-old woman and shouted allegedly racist comments at her.

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- Police are searching for a man accused of menacing an Asian woman in Midtown. Investigators say a 65-year-old woman was approached by the man seen here, who then began shouting anti-Asian statements before waving an unknown object at her. It happened yesterday around 4:00 PM on West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. The woman was not hurt but feared for her safety. The NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating.