LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens (PIX11) — An assailant headbutted a man in Long Island City in what’s being investigated as an anti-Asian hate crime, according to the NYPD.
With no apparent provocation, the attacker walked up to the victim on Steinway Street near 34th Avenue just after 8:55 p.m. Tuesday and made anti-Asian remarks, police said. He then headbutted the victim, 22, and fled, officials said.
The victim suffered a chipped tooth, but did not require medical attention, authorities said. Investigators released surveillance images of the suspect.
That assault occurred less than 24 hours after a woman was kicked in the hip in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood in what’s being probed as another anti-Asian attack.
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