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NYPD: Suspect Arrested In Possible Anti-Asian Attack On Woman In Queens

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Police say a man is under arrest in a possible bias attack against an Asian-American woman in Queens.

Surveillance video showed the suspect push the 52-year-old victim to the ground after an argument Tuesday in Flushing.

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She hit her head on a pole and had to get stitches for a deep cut on her forehead.

Police said the suspect, identified as Patrick Mateo, was arrested "thanks to numerous tips from the community."

The NYPD says anti-Asian hate crimes jumped from three in 2019 to 29 last year, mainly motivated by COVID-19.

Advocates believe many crimes are not reported.

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"They don't think anything is going to be done about it. Second, if they're limited English proficient,"  Stan Mark, of the Asian American League Defense & Education Fund, said.

Local businesses have launched an initiative called "Enough is Enough" to bring awareness to attacks against Asian Americans.

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