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Asian woman attacked after asking man to wear mask in store

Asian woman attacked after asking man to wear mask in store

An Asian woman was attacked in a Lower East Side grocery store after asking a man to wear a mask while inside, cops said Wednesday.

The violent encounter inside Heng Yun Grocery at 329 Grand Street began just after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, after the 39-year-old woman asked Carlos Mackey, 35, to put on a mask, cops said.

Mackey responded: “Only people that are real Americans are Native Americans, everyone else is an immigrant including black people,” according to cops.

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Mackey then tried to run out with goods from the store — and attacked the woman on the way out, allegedly punching her three times in the face while yelling “f—ing immigrant,” cops said.

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Cops arrested Mackey and charged him with robbery, court records show. He currently is not facing a hate crime charge.

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