Asian couple attacked, NYPD searches for man on bicycle in Flatiron District

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Friday, September 4, 2020
Police search for man in anti-Asian attack in Manhattan
The attack happened Wednesday night in the Flatiron District.

FLATIRON DISTRICT, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are searching for the suspect in an anti-Asian attack in Manhattan.

Video released overnight shows the man police want to find.

He's accused of yelling anti-Asian statements at a couple on Broadway in the Flatiron District Wednesday night.

Police say that's when he hit a 29-year-old man with his bike and tried to hit him with a backpack before taking off.

Neither victim was seriously hurt.

The attacker is described as black/Hispanic, in his 30s, 5'8"-5'11 tall, 210-230lbs, with shoulder-length braids. He was wearing a white tank top, and black pants.

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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