By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating an anti-Asian attack in Brooklyn.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on 20th Avenue near 65th Street in Bensonhurst.

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Police said the suspect walked by a group of men speaking Cantonese and mocked them. When one man confronted the suspect, he allegedly punched the 56-year-old in the face.

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Police said the suspect then pulled out a knife and sprayed the men with an unknown substance.

The victims were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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Anyone with information about their attacker 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

CBSNewYork Team