An Asian woman was harassed and was allegedly told to “go back to China” while riding the subway in Manhattan amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The incident occurred last week when 36-year-old Facebook user Jess Mo was riding the New York City F train, the New York Post reported.
According to Mo’s post, the woman was allegedly mumbling when she got on the Delancey Street stop at 7:45 a.m.
She then started to yell profanities at Mo without her face mask properly on. The woman allegedly told the Facebook user to “go back to China.”
The unidentified assailant also got close to Mo’s face and knocked over her phone while she continued verbally harassing her. In the video she posted, the woman slapped Mo twice.
Luckily, “a good samaritan” stepped in to stop the woman from her assault. Mo reported the incident to the authorities.
The NYPD Transit is seeking the public’s help in identifying the assailant in Mo’s video.
We need your help IDing this individual who is sought for the aggravated harassment of a subway rider where anti-Asian statements were made. Incident took place on 5/15 at 7:45 AM on an F-train near Delancey St/Essex St station. Contact CrimeStoppers @NYPDTips if you can help. pic.twitter.com/b5V1Otp1xR
— NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) May 17, 2020
NextShark has reached out to Jess Mo for further comment.
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