MANHATTAN – It appears nowhere in the city is safe anymore from random, hate-fueled attacks, with an MTA bus traveling it’s Upper East Side route becoming the latest scene of a bias crime— this time targeting an elderly man, shouting vile hate-filled words right out of the blue.
“Fuck you, Chinese! Go back to China!” the suspect barked at the 80-year-old victim, people sources say, as he sat on a M15 bus going south on Second Avenue near East 68th Street just before 11:30 in the morning.
The verbal attack, being investigated as a case of aggravated harassment, happened back on Friday, April 23rd, however we are just getting our first look at the suspect in surveillance photos taken inside the bus.
Police say the two men had no interactions before the suspect unleashed an anti-Asian tirade on the elderly victim— and the victim got off the bus right after it happened.
🚨WANTED for AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT: on Friday, April 23, at 11:23PM onboard an southbound M15 bus at East 68 St & 2nd Ave, the suspect did yell anti-Asian statements at an 80-year-old male on the bus.— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) August 5, 2021
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If you recognize the suspect or have any information to share on this incident, please contact NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.