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They say it happened on Halloween at 3:30 p.m. on Hudson Street near Dominick Street.
Police say the suspect approached a 26-year-old woman from behind, made anti-Asian statements, and punched her in the back of the head.READ MORE: Explosion Rocks Home, Sparks Fire Overnight In Cypress Hills; 6 People Hurt
The suspect then ran away.
The victim did not require additional medical attention.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Officer Fires On Suspect Fleeing Traffic Stop In Brooklyn
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