A 30-year-old Asian American man was beaten by a group of five in Manhattan on October 23rd, reports the Daily News. The incident occurred on Fifth Ave near W. 31st St around 10:30 pm. The victim told police the suspects – three men and two women – approached him and asked him “What are you doing here, Asian?” before punching and hitting him with sticks.
The victim suffered a head injury and was treated at a nearby hospital.
The police are investigating the incident and no arrests have been made.