Police said the suspect made anti-Asian comments during the Feb. 15 attack in front of Fred Samuel Park on Lenox Avenue.READ MORE: Hundreds Gather Across NYC To Take Stand Against Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Communities
The suspect allegedly punched the 27-year-old victim as he walked to his car.
When the victim asked him why, police said the suspect made anti-Asian statements and punched the man in the face.READ MORE: Rep. Grace Meng Applauds President Joe Biden's Comments Condemning Anti-Asian Hate Crimes, Introduces Bill To Empower Victims
He took off heading east on West 139th Street.
The victim suffered pain and swelling to his face.MORE NEWS: Queens Neighborhood Holds Rally In Solidarity With Asian-American Community
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.