By Kevin Deutsch
A Bronx man was charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime for allegedly targeting an Asian woman in Manhattan last Tuesday.
Daniel Negroni, 31, allegedly went after the 25-year-old woman about 1 p.m. on First Avenue and 57th Street, calling her “Coronavirus Asian” and telling her “I should punch you,” according to the NYPD.
Negroni also tried and failed to hit the woman, she told cops. She was not injured during the incident.
Negroni could not be reached for comment, and it was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.