On Friday, July 31, 2020, at approximately 0805 hours, on a northbound 5 train near Wales Avenue and E. 150 Street, a male suspect made anti-Asian statements and spit on the 30-year-old female victim, then exited the train at Jackson Avenue, within the confines of the 40th Precinct / Transit District 12 in the Bronx.
The victim was uninjured and refused medical attention at the scene.
Following an ongoing investigation, the following 39-year-old male person has been arrested and charged in relation to the above-mentioned incident.
2255 Bronxwood Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469
- aggravated harassment
The investigation remains ongoing.
All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anyone with information related 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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.