LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) — An Asian man suffered a fractured nose and a chipped tooth in a bias attack last month on the Lower East Side, police said Sunday.
The 30-year-old victim was walking near Stanton and Ludlow streets on July 21 at around 1:40 a.m. when he was assaulted in an unprovoked attack, officials said. The suspect made anti-Asian remarks before repeatedly punching the victim in the head, police said. The victim was treated for his injuries at a nearby hospital.
The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. Police released photos of the suspect.
The incident is being investigated by the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force.
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