New York Police asked for the public’s help Sunday to identify a hate-crime suspect caught on camera assaulting an elderly man on the street on Tuesday, April 13.
Police said a 61-year-old man was struck in the head, then kicked in his head multiple times at about 8:20 p.m. at the corner of 3rd Ave. and E. 125 St. in Manhattan on April 13.
🚨WANTED for ASSAULT: Know this guy? On 4/23/21 at approx 8:20 PM, on the corner of 3 Ave and E 125 St in Manhattan, the suspect struck a 61-year-old male in the head, then kicked him in the head multiple times. Any info? DM @NYPDTips or anonymously call them at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/vaNIVdn0Ri
WPIX-TV reports the victim, an Asian man, was pushed from behind on the street by the suspect. Video shows the suspect then kicked and stomped on the victim’s head at least six times before walking away.
The victim was hospitalized with “significant injuries” and was listed in critical but stable condition, police said.
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force launched an investigation into the attack, WPIX reports.
WPIX reports there were at least 62 anti-Asian hate crimes reported to police in New York City between Jan. 1 and April 18, compared to 12 reported during the same time period in 2020, according to NYPD data.