Man punched, breaks nose in possible anti-Asian attack in Manhattan: NYPD

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Anti-Asian punch Midtown

Authorities released a sketch of the suspected who allegedly punched a man at a Manhattan subway station April 19, 2021 (NYPD)

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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Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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