A 56-year-old Asian man was beaten repeatedly in yet another unprovoked attack outside a Lower East Side subway station in New York City, police said.
The NYPD told NextShark that police responded to a 911 call of an assault in front of 162 East Broadway at around 8:52 p.m. on Tuesday.
“The 56-year-old male victim who stated that as he was entering the F-line train station at East Broadway and Rutgers Street an unknown male struck him in the face without provocation,” police said.
ABC7’s CeFaan Kim obtained exclusive footage of the attack:
EXCLUSIVE: unprovoked violent attack on 56-year-old Asian American man yesterday just before 9pm by subway station at 162 Broadway between Pike and Rutgers. NYPD is investigating as a possible hate crime. #StopAsianHate pic.twitter.com/eDWgUZlYit
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) March 3, 2021
The victim fell to the ground and hit his head. That’s when the unidentified man struck him multiple times before fleeing into the F-line train station.
The victim sustained non-life-threatening head injuries and was transported via EMS in stable condition to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, where he was treated and released, according to police.
No arrests have been made at this time and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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Feature Image via @CeFaanKim