NYPD investigates Manhattan pipe attack as hate crime

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New York Police Department patrol car (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

LOWER MANHATTAN — An attacker hit a 28-year-old man with a pipe in Lower Manhattan on Saturday night, police said.

The assault happened on Broadway near Cortlandt Street around 8:30 p.m. after the attacker hurled a racial slur at the victim.

“F—k you, Mexican,” the attacker said, according to police.

The incident is being investigated as a hate crime, an NYPD official said Sunday.

The victim suffered a large laceration to his head and was taken to area hospital for treatment, police said.

As of Sunday night, no arrests had been made.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, 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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