Woman wanted in disturbing anti-Asian spitting attack in Columbus Circle

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Search for suspect in anti-Asian attack in Columbus Circle
Police released video the victim captured of the attacker.

COLUMBUS CIRCLE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are looking for a woman in a disturbing anti-Asian attack in Manhattan.

It happened Sunday, July 25 at 8:40 p.m. in Columbus Circle.

Police say the suspect approached the 26-year-old victim on the sidewalk and spit in her face while making anti-Asian statements.

The victim was able to get video of her attacker before she ran off.

The victim refused medical attention.

The NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force is investigating.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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