Group of Asian men mocked, then attacked by knife-wielding man in Brooklyn

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Thursday, November 4, 2021
Man wanted for attack on Asian men in Bensonhurst
Police released a video of a man wanted in an anti-Asian attack in Brooklyn.

BENSONHURST, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A group of Asian men were mocked and then attacked in Brooklyn.

Police say the attacker was walking by three men who were speaking Cantonese on a street in Bensonhurst Tuesday night.

The group of men, ages 51, 56, and 57, said he made fun of the way they spoke.

The 56-year-old victim confronted him about it and the attacker punched him in the face.

The video then shows the attacker taking out a knife and spraying the victims in the face with an unknown substance.

He then ran off on 20th Avenue.

The three victims were taken to Maimonides Medical Center with minor injuries.

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