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NYPD: Juvian Rodriguez Arrested After Making Anti-Asian Remarks, Threatening To Stab Undercover Officer

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The NYPD's undercover task force targeting anti-Asian hate made an arrest Friday.

The incident happened near the Madison Square Garden entrance of Penn Station around 1:20 p.m.

Police say 35-year-old Juvian Rodriguez approached an undercover officer and started making anti-Asian remarks. He also allegedly threatened to stab the officer.

Rodriguez faces several charges, including harassment as a hate crime.

The NYPD says this is the second arrest by the undercover operation since it started two weeks ago.


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