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Man yells racial slurs, spits on woman on subway in midtown, NYPD says

The incident happened on a 1 train as it arrived at the 42nd Street station, police said.

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A man spit in a woman's face after yelling racial slurs on Nov. 30, police said. The NYPD released a sketch of the suspect, above.  Photo Credit: NYPD

Police are looking for a man who yelled racial slurs at a woman and spit in her face on a train in midtown last month. 

The man yelled the slurs and anti-black statements at the 33-year-old woman on a southbound 1 train as it arrived at the 42nd Street station at about 9:25 a.m. on Nov. 30, the NYPD said. 

He then spit in her face and got off the train, fleeing in an unknown direction, police said. 

The NYPD released a sketch of the suspect Thursday night.

Earlier this week, elected officials called for a new mayoral office dedicated to fighting hate crimes. There have been a number of recent incidents, including a man punching and stabbing a woman allegedly because of her race at a Brooklyn train station, and a man punching an Orthodox Jewish man in Brooklyn.  

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