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.READ MORE: Laru Beya Collective In The Rockaways Brings Surfing To Kids Who May Not Otherwise Had The Chance To Try It
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The victim told police he heard the suspect say the word “Chinese” multiple times before striking him.
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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.