Beggars in the subway to Asian people to ask for money, threatening not to pay or kill

A beggar recently threatened to kill an Asian man while asking for money in a midtown Manhattan subway car. (City police provide)

A few days ago in midtown Manhattan subway car occurred in a beggar to Asian men demanding money, asked him: “You are Chinese, right?” Then threatened to kill him if the victim did not hand over his belongings; the beggar has been wanted by the police, while the city police Asian hate crime task force also involved in the investigation.

According to police, the beggar in the afternoon of 26 about 4:30 in the subway is about to drive into the West 34th Street and Sixth Avenue Pioneer Square (Herald Square) station, approached a 24-year-old Asian man, asked him: “You are Chinese, right? (You are Chinese, aren’t you?)

Then the beggar threatened the victim Asian male, said to kill him, and at the same time tried to take away his cell phone and his bag; after the subway to the station, the victim ran away from the carriage in the Pioneer Square station, the beggar continued to stay in the subway; according to the police, because the victim was in shock at the moment, has no recollection of their own B or D route subway, and the victim did not lose any property, and refused medical assistance The victim did not lose any property and refused medical assistance.

Police are urging anyone with information about the case to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477), visit the Crime Stoppers website at, or send a message via cell phone to 274637 (CRIMES) and type in TIP577, or tweet @NYPDTips, or Through the stop crime mobile application “CS-NYC” to provide clues, the source of information is absolutely confidential.

A beggar threatened to kill an Asian man when he asked for money in a midtown Manhattan subway car. (provided by the city police)