Salman Muflihi, of Brooklyn, allegedly pulled an 8-inch knife on the victim at about 6:20 p.m. Thursday, according to police sources.
The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition, sources said.
After the attack Muflihi ran to a security guard outside the nearby Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, allegedly telling the guard, “I just stabbed someone. Where are the police at?” sources said.
Muflih allegedly told detectives that he “didn’t like the way” the victim “looked at him,”
Muflihi was also charged with assault, forgery and criminal possession of a weapon, according to police sources.
Between March and December last year, the organization Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate recorded nearly 3,000 reports of anti-Asian hate incidents nationwide.