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NYPD investigating anti-Asian assault at Murray Hill gas station

Murray Hill anti-Asian attack
Members of the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force are looking for this man who allegedly made an anti-Asian comment before making physical contact with a 62-year-old man in Murray Hill last week. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating an anti-Asian assault in the Murray Hill section of Flushing last week.

Police from the 109th Precinct were called to a Mobil gas station located at 147-10 Northern Blvd. on the night of Tuesday, July 5 where an unidentified man approached a 62-year-old man and made an anti-Asian statement before driving his shoulder into the victim, police said.

The incident is currently being investigated as an “aggravated harassment” case, according to authorities.

On Wednesday, the NYPD released a surveillance image of the suspect who is described as having a dark complexion with a thin mustache and close-cut hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with two-tone shorts and white sneakers and he appeared to be driving a white Honda CR-V SUV.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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