Police Investigate Anti-Asian Assault in Manhattan Convenience Store

Police in New York have appealed for information after an assault in a 711 store on April 3 by a suspect who police said made “anti-Asian statements.”

Police said the victim was struck in the face multiple times during the attack on 589 8th Avenue in Manhattan.

The attack follows an assault on a 65-year-old woman in Manhattan on March 29, which police also believe was racially motivated.

Last month the force announced a new initiative to tackle hate crimes against the Asian-American community. Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers via Storyful