An Asian woman was pushed to death in front of an oncoming train in New York on Saturday morning.
New York police told NBC News the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. at a Times Square subway station near 42nd Street and Broadway.
Authorities have taken a person of interest into custody as they continue to investigate the incident.
The woman was pushed onto the tracks and hit by a southbound R train, a police spokesman said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators have not yet determined whether the attack was random or intentional.
New York crime statistics showed a significant increase in anti-Asian hate crimes last year. In December 2021, incidents targeting Asians increased 361% over the previous year, the NYPD said late last year.
Anti-Asian hate crimes and incidents have increased across the country during the pandemic.