The New York Police Department Hate Crimes division posted surveillance video footage on Twitter in which a man can be seen approaching and then slapping an Asian woman across the face.
Police investigation: The Twitter post states that at approximately 6:19 AM on Dec. 1, an unidentified male approached a 58-year-old female on the platform of the 174th St. subway station (#2 and #5 lines) in the Bronx.
- The suspect, whom police are still searching for, allegedly made an anti-Chinese statement before hitting the woman in her face.
- The woman reportedly suffered a scratch to her nose and pain in her face but refused medical attention, according to police,
- The police have asked that anyone with any information direct message @NYPDTips on Twitter or call 1-800-577-TIPS.