July 15, 2022 By Max Murray
A 22-year-old Asian American man was headbutted on Steinway Street in Astoria Tuesday night in an unprovoked bias attack, police said.
The victim was outside 34-27 Steinway St. at around 9 p.m. when he was approached by an unknown man who allegedly hurled anti-Asian statements at him and then headbutted him without provocation.
The alleged racist then fled the location, while the stunned 22-year-old suffered a chipped tooth. The victim did not require medical attention at the scene.
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating this incident. Police released photos of the suspect.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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.