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