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Toronto police seek suspect in anti-Asian hate crime

Last Updated Apr 8, 2021 at 1:51 pm EDT

The suspect is described as 40 to 50 years old, five feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds. He was clean shaven and had a cut on his head. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service
Summary

Police were called to Midtown Plaza in the Sheppard Avenue East and Midland Avenue area on April 4, at around 7 p.m.


A man was ordering food at a restaurant when he was accosted by the suspect, who hurled an anti-Asian comment at him


Police say the situation escalated when the suspect suddenly punched the victim and fled


Toronto police have released security camera images of a suspect being sought in connection to an anti-Asian hate crime.

Police were called to Midtown Plaza in the Sheppard Avenue East and Midland Avenue area on April 4, at around 7 p.m., for reports of an assault.

In a release, police said a 52-year-old man was ordering food at a restaurant when he was accosted by the suspect, who hurled an anti-Asian comment at the man.

Police say the situation escalated when the suspect suddenly punched the victim and fled.

The man was taken to hospital and treated for his injuries.

Suspect sought in an anti-Asian hate crime investigation. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

 

The suspect is described as 40 to 50 years old, five feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds. He was clean shaven and had a cut on his head.

Police believe he left in a four-door grey 2016-2018 Nissan Altima.

anti-asian hate crime suspect vehicle
Suspect vehicle — a four-door grey 2016-2018 Nissan Altima. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

 

Investigators also believe the suspect was with another man, described as white and bald, wearing a blue sweater, dark pants and dark shoes.