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NYPD hate crimes unit hunts subway passenger seen beating an Asian man

NYPD hate crimes unit hunts subway passenger seen on video brutally beating an Asian man and putting him in a chokehold ‘after he called him the N-word’

  • The NYPD’s hate crimes unit tweeted footage from the incident Monday
  • It is unclear when the assault occurred but it believed to have taken place on a Manhattan-bound J train; the condition of the man assaulted is not known
  • No one steps in to help the victim but several call for it to stop, footage shows
  • Police said they are aware of the video and ‘need the public’s help investigating’
  • A witness to the incident can be heard telling fellow passengers at the end of the clip that the victim had called the suspect the N-word before he was attacked 
  • There has been a wave of high-profile and sometimes deadly assaults against Asian Americans since the COVD-19 pandemic began 

New York City police are hunting a subway passenger seen on video brutally beating an Asian man and putting him in a chokehold in Brooklyn. 

The NYPD’s hate crimes unit tweeted footage from the incident Monday.   

It is unclear when the assault occurred but it believed to have taken place on a Manhattan-bound J train. The condition of the man assaulted is not known.

No one steps in to help to the attack, according to the footage. Police said: ‘We need the public’s help. The NYPD is aware of this video and is investigating.’ 

There has been a wave of high-profile and sometimes deadly assaults against Asian Americans since the COVD-19 pandemic began. Protesters have taken to the streets in response what many said has become a troubling surge of anti-Asian sentiments. 

DailyMail.com has contacted police for more information. 

A witness to the incident can be heard telling fellow passengers at the end of the clip that the victim had called the suspect the N-word before he was attacked. 

New York City police are hunting a subway passenger seen on video brutally beating an Asian man and putting him in a chokehold in Brooklyn

The NYPD¿s hate crimes unit tweeted footage from the incident Monday. It is unclear when the assault occurred but it believed to have taken place on a Manhattan-bound J train

The NYPD’s hate crimes unit tweeted footage from the incident Monday. It is unclear when the assault occurred but it believed to have taken place on a Manhattan-bound J train

Sharing the footage @AsianDawn4 wrote Sunday: ‘A person violently beats up and punches an Asian male in the head repeatedly in a Manhattan Bound (J) train at Kosciuszko Street Station, chokes him afterwards until he is unconscious. 

‘Be on the lookout for this person!’ 

The footage begins with the two men already trading blows as others on the subway train watch on. 

The victim is eventually knocked down by his attacker after being punched more than 10 times before being held in a chokehold and appearing to fall unconscious. 

Others call for the assault to stop, with one witness calling out ‘he’s sleeping’ as the man falls unconscious. The victim falls to the floor as the suspect leaves the train.  

At the end of the video a witness can be heard saying ‘he called him the N-word’. 

Police said they are aware of the video and 'need the public's help investigating' A witness to the incident can be heard telling fellow passengers at the end of the clip that the victim had called the suspect the N-word before he was attacked

The condition of the man assaulted is not known

Police said they are aware of the video and ‘need the public’s help investigating’ A witness to the incident can be heard telling fellow passengers at the end of the clip that the victim had called the suspect the N-word before he was attacked

Sharing the footage @AsianDawn4 wrote Sunday: 'A person violently beats up and punches an Asian male in the head repeatedly in a Manhattan Bound (J) train at Kosciuszko Street Station, chokes him afterwards until he is unconscious. 'Be on the lookout for this person!'

Sharing the footage @AsianDawn4 wrote Sunday: ‘A person violently beats up and punches an Asian male in the head repeatedly in a Manhattan Bound (J) train at Kosciuszko Street Station, chokes him afterwards until he is unconscious. ‘Be on the lookout for this person!’

More than 3,000 incidents have been reported to Stop AAPI Hate, a California-based reporting center for Asian American Pacific Islanders, and its partner advocacy groups, since mid-March 2020. 

Police in several major cities saw a sharp uptick in Asian-targeted hate crimes between 2019 and 2020, according to data collected by the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, California State University, San Bernardino. 

New York City went from three incidents to 27, Los Angeles from seven to 15, and Denver had three incidents in 2020 — the first reported there in six years. 

Police ask that anyone with information call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 

Tips can also be submitted to the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. 

Police ask that anyone with information call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted to the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips

Police ask that anyone with information call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted to the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips

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