Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a black man who punched an Asian store owner in the face in a possible hate crime.
Surveillance video taken inside of Max Trading, a Northeast DC jewelry store shows a black man punching the Asian store owner in the face.
The store owner, Chong Hu Lu, told NBC 4 Washington that he went to the hospital after being punched in the face and he needed 14 stiches.
The store owner said the attacker yelled, “F*ck you Chinese people! I hate you!”
Police have not made any arrests yet and need the public’s help identifying the attacker after he fled on foot.
“F— you Chinese people, I hate you.”
The DC Metropolitan Police Department are trying to identify a black male suspect who was recorded on CCTV punching an Asian store owner in the face in a possible hate crime. #StopAsianHate https://t.co/NdSbJf7R40 pic.twitter.com/nAQ8m9Y0IZ
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 6, 2021