Since this morning, Detectives @NYPDHateCrimes have been investigating the following: On March 20, 2021 at 8:55 AM, at 196 Allen St, a 66-year-old Asian male was approached by a male who yelled at him and then struck him in the face. See pics. Call or DM @NYPDTips with any info. pic.twitter.com/3dXYni2BEq
— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) March 21, 2021
Cops are looking for a suspect who punched a 66-year-old Asian man in the face in an incident that occurred Saturday morning on Allen Street, just below East Houston Street. They are investigating the attack as a hate crime. It’s the latest in a string of attacks on people of Asian descent and comes as the Asian community copes with the aftershocks of the Atlanta shootings. The victim said his attacker started yelling at him, calling him “Chinese” several times and then struck him with a closed fist.
The victim was experiencing swelling and bruising on the left side of his face but declined medical attention, according to Channel 7.
The attack happened at about 9 a.m. Police are searching for a male suspect about 5’7, 30 to 40 years old, wearing a brown jacket grey hoodie and black pants. They believe he is homeless.After the attack, the suspect took off eastbound on Stanton Street.
If you have info about this crime, please call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 888-577-4782. You can also submit tips online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.