An investigation is underway following a potentially serious incident which happened early in the afternoon of Saturday 21 April 2012 in Scunthorpe.Police where called shortly before 1315hrs following reports of a male allegedly carrying a bladed weapon and chasing another male along Sheffield Street and on to Frodingham Road.
Officers attended the scene promptly and carried out a full search of the area but could not locate the suspect.
The 19-year-old male who was chased by the suspect was thankfully not injured during the incident.
A spokesman for Police in North Lincolnshire said: "We are currently treating this as a racially motivated incident as it appears the victim was targeted due to his nationality. Thankfully no one was injured during this incident but we are very keen to identify the male who is said to have initially spoken to the 19-year-old before producing a bladed weapon and chasing him off down the street.
"This male is described as having dark coloured skin and dark coloured curly hair and was said to be wearing a cream coloured suit at the time of the incident so may have been quite distinctive in the Sheffield Street area prior to the incident.
"We are asking for anyone with information to come forward even if only anonymously as anything at this stage could be the key to identifying the suspect."
Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact either Humberside Police on 101 quoting log 331 of 21/04/12 or alternatively you can ring Crimestoppers who will take your information anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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