New Footage Shows ‘Bias Assault’ Suspect Dancing Down Street

  Last modified on July 16th, 2024

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On July 1, police issued an alert for a suspect wanted in connection to an assault that occurred in June, hoping someone from the public will be able to help them identify and locate the wanted individual.


Now, NYPD officials have released new surveillance footage of the suspect walking down the street with headphones and, from what it looks like, dancing.

NYPD officials say the incident took place at about 10:15 a.m. on Monday, June 17 outside of 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at West 112th Street). This is the address of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. We reached out to a press representative for the church to see if they know anything.

According to the report, the suspect (pictured above) “made anti-national origin remarks before striking a 52-year-old male victim in the head with a metal thermos, causing pain.” When prompted for additional details, police told ILTUWS that the suspect yelled, “Go back to your f*cking country.”

The victim refused medical attention and the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

We also asked the police if this incident is being investigated as a hate crime, to which they originally replied, “The Hate Crime Task Force was notified.” We’ve followed up with the NYPD to see if anything has changed here. The phrase ‘Bias Assault’ was used in the subject title of the NYPD’s original email alert.

Anyone with relevant information 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 sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter.


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