Video shows suspect who allegedly threatened to cut Asian man at Home Depot

Cops released surveillance footage of the hate-spewing suspect who threatened to cut an Asian man with a piece of wood at a Brooklyn Home Depot late last month. 

The 28-year-old victim was with his girlfriend in the store on Gateway Drive in Starrett City around 2:30 p.m. March 26 when a stranger — seen on video released early Thursday walking through the store — approached the couple, menacing them with a piece of 2-by-4 lumber, cops said.

“Why you with that little d- -k Asian n—-r?’’ the suspect asked the woman, who is not Asian, according to police and a source.

He then snarled at her boyfriend, “I’ll cut you, you f–king Asian,’’ cops said. “Don’t call anyone. I’m a Blood, I’ll shoot you.”

The suspect then fled, and the victim, who lives in Rockaway Beach, Queens, reported the incident to store employees before heading to the 75th Precinct to talk to cops, police said.

An Asian man was threatened in a Brooklyn Home Depot on March 26, 2021.
An Asian man was threatened in this Brooklyn Home Depot on March 26, 2021.
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The new video shows the suspect, wearing a gray hoodie, sweatpants, black sneakers and a black face mask.

He’s described as between 20 and 30 years old, around 5 feet 9, with a thin build and close-cut black hair, cops said. 

The man suspected of threatening an Asian man inside a Home Depot, who told him "I'll cut you" before running off.
The man suspected of threatening an Asian man inside a Home Depot, telling him “I’ll cut you” before running off.
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The couple was unharmed. 

The Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating, and the incident comes amid a recent surge in anti-Asian crimes across the city.

Credit: NYPOST

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