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Two more unprovoked attacks on Asians probed as possible hate crimes

Two more unprovoked attacks on Asians probed as possible hate crimes

Two more Asian victims were recently attacked in separate suspected hate crimes in Manhattan — including a man punched in the head, police said Friday.

An assailant suddenly socked the male victim around 4:20 p.m. May 22 at West 26th Street and Broadway in an unprovoked assault, cops said.

“C—k!” the attacker snarled at his 48-year-old victim, according to authorities.

The attacked man refused medical attention at the scene.

The black suspect, who fled, is shown on surveillance video with long blue braids and wearing a light-colored sleeveless T-shirt and neon yellow pants while carrying a backpack.

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In an unrelated incident Thursday, a 49-year-old Asian woman was walking at West 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan around 9 a.m. when a man spat in her hair and used the same racial slur, cops said. The suspect, a black man, then fled, cops said.

The NYPD is asking for the public's help identifying this person in connection with an assault.
The NYPD is asking for the public’s help identifying this person in connection with an assault.
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The victim walked to the Midtown South station house to report the crime — which along with the previous attack is being investigated as a possible hate assault, police said.

The incidents come amid a recent surge of violence against Asian victims across the city.

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