BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Police are investigating as a hate crime an attack that left a young Asian man with facial injuries early one morning on the Lower East Side last month.
Cops said that on Thurs., July 21, around 1:40 a.m., the 30-year-old victim was walking at Stanton and Ludlow Streets when a stranger approached him. Unprovoked, the individual “made anti-Asian remarks and proceeded to punch the victim multiple times about the head,” according to police.
The attacker fled in an unknown direction.
The victim told police he privately sought medical attention for a chipped tooth and fractured nose.
Surveillance photos show the alleged suspect wearing a multicolored baseball cap, shorts, sneakers with dark socks, a small bag slung across his chest and sporting a light, black beard.
The incident is being investigated by the New York Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force.
Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. Tips can result in cash rewards. All tips are strictly confidential.