The NYPD hate crime unit is hunting subway passengers who see an Asian man beating

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NYPD hate crime unit hunts subway passenger seen on video and brutally beats an Asian man and strangles him ‘after calling him the N word’

  • The NYPD’s hate crime unit tweeted footage of the incident on Monday
  • It is unclear when the attack took place, but it presumably took place on a J train to Manhattan; the condition of the attacked man is unknown
  • No one intervenes to help the victim, but some are calling for a stop, footage shows
  • Police said they are aware of the video and ‘need the public’s help in investigating’
  • A witness to the incident can tell fellow passengers at the end of the clip that the victim had called the suspect the N-word before being attacked
  • There has been a wave of high-profile and sometimes fatal attacks on Asian Americans since the start of the COVD-19 pandemic

New York City police are chasing a subway passenger who brutally beats an Asian man on video and strangles it in Brooklyn.

The NYPD’s hate crime unit tweeted footage of the incident on Monday.

It is unclear when the attack took place, but it presumably took place on a J train to Manhattan. The condition of the attacked man is unknown.

According to the footage, no one intervenes to assist in the attack. Police said, “We need the help of the public. The NYPD is aware of this video and is investigating. ‘

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

DailyMail.com has contacted the 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 chase subway passenger seen on video and brutally beat an Asian man and strangle him in Brooklyn

New York City police chase subway passenger seen on video and brutally beat an Asian man and strangle him in Brooklyn

The NYPD's hate crime unit tweeted footage of the incident on Monday.  It is unclear when the attack took place, but it presumably took place on a J train to Manhattan

The NYPD's hate crime unit tweeted footage of the incident on Monday.  It is unclear when the attack took place, but it presumably took place on a J train to Manhattan

The NYPD’s hate crime unit tweeted footage of the incident on Monday. It is unclear when the attack took place, but it presumably took place on a J train to Manhattan

Sharing the footage @ AsianDawn4 wrote on Sunday: ‘A person forcibly beats up an Asian man and repeatedly punches an Asian man in the head on a Manhattan Bound (J) train at Kosciuszko Street Station, then suffocates him until passed out .

“Watch out for this person!”

The images start with the two men already exchanging blows while others watch in the subway.

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

Others call for the attack to be stopped, with a witness shouting ‘he is asleep’ as the man falls unconscious. The victim falls to the ground when the suspect exits the train.

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

The condition of the attacked man is unknown

The condition of the attacked man is unknown

Police said they are aware of the video and “need the public’s help in investigating it.” 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 being attacked

Sharing the footage @ AsianDawn4 wrote on Sunday: ‘A person forcibly beats up an Asian man and repeatedly punches an Asian man in the head on a Manhattan Bound (J) train at Kosciuszko Street Station, then suffocates him until passed out . “Watch out for this person!”

As of mid-March 2020, more than 3,000 incidents have been reported to Stop AAPI Hate, a California-based hotline for Asian-American Pacific Islanders, and its affiliate advocacy groups.

According to data collected by the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, California State University, San Bernardino, police in several major cities saw a surge in Asian-focused hate crimes between 2019 and 2020.

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 anyone with information to 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 on the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

Police ask anyone with information to 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 anyone with information to 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 anyone with information to 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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