CHELSEA, Manhattan (PIX11) — Police are seeking the public’s help in finding the perpetrator of an anti-Asian assault in Chelsea.
The assailant approached the victim, a 57-year-old woman, on West 16th Street near Ninth Avenue around 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, made anti-Asian remarks, then kicked her in the hip, police said.
It was not immediately clear whether the victim’s injuries required medical attention.
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the assault. Authorities released surveillance images of a person being sought in connection to the incident.