NYPD Arrest Knife-Wielding Man Who Tried to Attack Asian Woman
April 1, 2022
NEW YORK CITY—Police officers arrested a knife-wielding man responsible for an anti-Asian hate crime in the subway system on March 31.
A 43-year-old Asian woman was on the 1 train Thursday evening when she was approached by a suspect later identified as 40-year-old Jorge Hernandez on the carriage as it pulled into the 137th Street and City College Station, according to The Villager.
Hernandez allegedly brandished a large knife, placed the weapon in front of the woman’s face, threatened her, and spewed xenophobic and anti-Asian insults.
“Why don’t you go back to your country, you immigrant,” Hernandez reportedly said before spewing anti-Asian slurs.
Fortunately, the 43-year-old woman was able to get away unharmed. She was able to notify the police and gave a description of the suspect.
NYPD officers later spotted Hernandez on Broadway and West 137 and immediately apprehended him. Arresting officers not only discovered a lengthy knife in his pocket he used to carry out his threats, but they also discovered a smaller knife in his backpack, reports The Villager.