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Police: Woman Punched In Face By Man Who Made Anti-Asian Statements In Midtown

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Police are searching for a man they say made anti-Asian statements and punched a woman in the face in Manhattan.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. Sunday at West 54th Street and Broadway in Midtown.

Police said the suspect got into an argument with the 63-year-old victim before the attack.

The woman was shoved to the ground and suffered back pain.

The suspect took off on a bike.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

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