By Sasha Gonzales and Kevin Deutsch
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A 66-year-old Asian man was punched in the face without provocation by an attacker in Morrisania Sunday, and police are investigating the assault as a possible hate crime.
The unidentified assailant approached from behind and socked the victim in his face—the latest in a wave of anti-Asian crimes reported in New York City amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The attacker got away, and the victim declined medical treatment.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.