Toronto, Canada police are looking for a man who allegedly punched an Asian man after making an anti-Asian comment. According to CBC, the incident occurred last week at the Midtown Plaza on Midland and Sheppard avenues. The 52-year-old victim was waiting for the food he ordered from a restaurant when a man confronted him.
The assailant allegedly made an anti-Asian remark directed at the victim then punched him. The assailant then fled the scene in a four-door grey 2016-2018 Nissan Altima.
Police described the assailant as a 40-50s bald white male around 5 feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds. Police said the assailant was with another white male who was also bald.
The victim was treated for his injuries at the hospital. The police said they are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
“After the consultation with the services’ specialized Hate Crime Unit, the assault is being treated as a suspected hate crime,” police said.