- An unidentified South Korean diplomat was punched in the face in Midtown Manhattan in New York City on Wednesday evening in what police are calling an “unprovoked” incident.
- “Upon arrival, officers observed a 52-year-old male, with pain and swelling to his face,” police told NextShark in a statement.
- There has been no arrest, and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.
- The attack is currently not being investigated as a hate crime.
- "Over the past year, we’ve seen a rise in hate crimes against the AAPI community that is abhorrent and cannot continue," New York City Councilman Keith Powers said in response to the incident.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include a statement from a United States Mission to the United Nations (USUN) spokesperson.
A South Korean diplomat was punched in the face in Midtown Manhattan in New York City on Wednesday evening in what police are calling an “unprovoked” attack.
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