By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is investigating another possible anti-Asian hate crime.

The unprovoked attack happened around 9 a.m. Saturday on Allen Street on the Lower East Side.

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The NYPD is investigating another possible anti-Asian hate crime that took place on the Lower East Side on March 20, 2021. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers)

Police have released a picture of a suspect they say punched a 66-year-old man in the face.

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The victim told police he heard the suspect say the word “Chinese” multiple times before striking him.

Police say he suffered some bruising and swelling.

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Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

CBSNewYork Team