At 8:25 am this morning, on Haspel Street at Grand Avenue, an Asian male, 39 years old, was approached by a light-skinned male Hispanic, approximately 25 years old, and was assaulted with his fist to the head, eyes, nose and mouth. He was transported to Forest Hills Hospital. The perpetrator fled southbound. There was a witness. The incident is under investigation with the 110th Detective Squad. Contrary to what some folks heard, there was no pepper spray involved. It is unknown whether or not this was an attempted robbery or just a random act.
If you have any information, please contact the 110th Precinct Detective Squad. Please be aware of your surroundings at all times!