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Authorities say the suspect spat twice in the direction of a 44-year-old woman and her three children.

Police in New York City published pictures of a man wanted in connection with an alleged anti-Asian hate crime on a Times Square-bound subway on Saturday.

According to the New York Police Department, the attacker used anti-Asian slurs before spitting twice in the direction of an unnamed 44-year-old woman and her three children.

The individual then knocked the victim’s cell phone out of her hand and kicked it out of the subway car’s back door, onto the tracks while the train was still running,” according to the NYPD.

According to the department, the man got off the train at a nearby stop and went west. According to police, the woman was taken to a hospital and stabilized after sustaining unspecified injuries.

Hate crimes targeting Asian Americans in the country’s largest cities increased by 150 percent in 2020, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.

Experts attribute the rise to former President Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric accusing China of being to blame for the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: nbcnews
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