Police Searching for a Man Who Head-Butted and Insulted Asian Man

July 15, 2022

ASTORIA, Queens—Police are searching for a man who head-butted an Asian man after making racist comments in Astoria on July 12, leaving the victim with a chipped tooth, according to authorities.

The alleged assailant approached the 22-year-old Asian man just before 9 p.m. on July 12 outside of 34-27 Steinway St. within the confines of the 114th Precinct, reports QNS.

Unprovoked, the suspect began making racist comments to the victim, before head-butting the man and fleeing the scene in an unknown direction. The 22-year-old victim suffered a chipped tooth but did not require medical attention.

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

Feature Images via NYPD

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