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Video shows Asian man collecting bottles being stomped on Harlem street

Shocking new video shows an Asian bottle collector being brutally beaten on a Harlem street corner, with the unhinged suspect repeatedly stomping on the victim as he lies helplessly on the street.

The 61-year-old victim was clinging to life on Saturday at Harlem Hospital after the attack near Third Ave. near E. 125th St. a day earlier.

Police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime because the suspect zeroed in on the victim before pouncing, cops said.

Surveillance video shared by police Saturday shows the suspect stomping on the victim’s head about half dozen times before storming off.

The victim was walking down the street with a shopping cart full of recyclables when he was attacked.

One witness said the victim was walking down the street with a shopping cart full of recyclables around 9 p.m. when he was attacked.

“He was minding his business with his shopping cart,” witness Armetha Knight, 37, told the Daily News on Friday. “When he got to the scaffolding, an African American man attacked him from behind.

“He hit him from behind and then curb-stomped him,” Knight said.

The Friday night attack under a construction scaffolding near Third Ave. and E. 125th St. is being investigated as a possible hate crime because the attacker apparently zeroed in on his victim before pouncing, cops said.

The suspect ran off west on E. 125th St. toward Lexington Ave., police said.

Detectives have not been able to interview the victim, so it was not immediately clear what happened before the attack. It also wasn’t clear if the attacker said anything to the victim, police said.

Friday’s attack comes amid a spike of anti-Asian assaults across the city.

Cops described the assailant as dark skinned who was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants, white sneakers and a multi-colored baseball cap.

Cops described the assailant as dark-skinned man who was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants, white sneakers and a multi-colored baseball cap.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

Source (Ny Daily news)

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