NYPD searching for suspect in multiple random hate crime Manhattan assaults

Juliet Papa
August 23, 2019 - 8:11 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police are searching for a suspect wanted in four random hate crime Manhattan assaults this August who can be seen in surveillance video released Thursday night.

The first attack happened on Aug. 9 at about 9:11 p.m., when the suspect pushed a 56-year-old man onto the ground near Union Square, police said.

There had been no exchange between the men before the attack, and the victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was treated for a laceration to the head.

The next three attacks happened on Aug. 14.

At about 8:37 p.m., the suspect hit a 64-year-old woman in her neck and shoulder with a wooden stick on 122 Greenwich Ave.

She was treated at the scene.

Next, he threw a brick at a 20-year-old woman at about 9:15 p.m. in front of 2 Wooster Street. 

At 11:10 p.m., the suspect struck at 58-year-old man in the face and made anti-white statements on 8th Ave. near 19th Street.

There was no exchange between the victims and the suspect in any of the incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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