MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Authorities have launched a search for man who allegedly attacked a man in a possible anti-Asian assault earlier this year.
It happened on April 19 around 11:30 p.m. at a subway station along Broadway and West 28th Street in Midtown, police said.
A 31-year-old man was exiting the subway station when another man turned around, punched him in the face and made anti-Asian statements toward him, according to police.
The suspect fled on West 28th Street in an unknown direction, cops said.
Police released a sketch of the suspected attacker.
The victim suffered a broken nose and went to the hospital for treatment, authorities said.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force has launched an investigation into the incident.
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