Police trying to find suspect in anti-Asian assault in NYC

A hateful stranger spewed anti-Asian slurs at a person in Chelsea, then punched and choked him, cops mentioned.

The 40-year-old sufferer was getting out of his parked automobile on the nook of West 16th Avenue and Seventh Avenue round 1:15 p.m. Sunday when the person approached him from behind and made the racist feedback, police mentioned.

The suspect then pummeled the sufferer a number of instances within the face and choked him, cops mentioned.

The assailant took off, and the sufferer refused medical consideration on the scene.

Cops launched a surveillance photograph of the suspect late Thursday, describing him as between 20 and 30 years outdated, between 5 toes eight and 5 toes 11, 180 to 200 kilos, with quick black hair.

He was final seen sporting a grey hooded sweater over a brown shirt with a purple and yellow picture on it, oversize khakis, black sneakers and a light-colored face masks beneath his chin.