The New York Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly shouted anti-Asian remarks before assaulting a victim in Long Island City last month.
What happened: The victim, 31, was reportedly standing at the Queensboro Plaza subway station on July 22 when the suspect approached him and began yelling anti-Asian statements. Afterward, the suspect struck the victim multiple times on the left side of his face with a closed fist.
The aftermath: The suspect reportedly fled in an unknown direction. The victim, on the other hand, suffered bruising and pain but refused medical attention.
Details of the suspect: Police released surveillance images of the suspect on Thursday. He was described as having a dark complexion and believed to be between 30 and 40 years old, weighing 180 pounds and standing at 6 feet tall. He was seen wearing a black jacket, black shorts, white socks, white and black sneakers and a white baseball cap.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.