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Suspect sought for punching man and spouting anti-Asian words in Harlem assault

Photo via Google Maps, inset courtesy of the NYPD

The NYPD is looking for a suspect who assaulted a man in Harlem in a suspected hate crime last month.

According to police, at 10:10 p.m. on Feb. 15 a 27-year-old man was in front of Fred Samuel Park, on Lenox Avenue between West 139th and 140th streets. As he was walking to his car, an unknown man pushed the victim.

When asked why he was pushed, the suspect said, “F—ing Chinese, go back to China.” The suspect proceeded to punch the victim in the face, causing pain and swelling. The suspect then fled the scene eastbound on West 139th Street.

On March 14, the NYPD released a photo and video of the suspect:

 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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