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Alleged bigot head-butts man after making anti-Asian comments in Astoria: NYPD

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Police are searching for this man, who allegedly head-butted a man in Astoria after making anti-Asian comments. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

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

Authorities say that the alleged bigot 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. Unprovoked, the aggressor began making anti-Asian statements to the victim, before head-butting the man and fleeing the scene in an unknown direction. The victim suffered a chipped tooth, but did not require any medical attention on scene, police said.

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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.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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