Toronto Police are seeking to identify a suspect wanted for a hate-motivated assault in Scarborough.
Around 7 pm on April 4, officers responded to a call for an assault at the Midtown Plaza, near Kennedy Road and Highway 401.
According to police, a 52-year-old man was ordering food at a restaurant when another man made an anti-Asian comment at him. The suspect then allegedly punched the victim and fled.
The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for undisclosed injuries.
“After consultation with the Service’s specialized Hate Crime Unit, the assault is being treated as a suspected Hate Crime,” police said.
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The suspect is described as being between 40 to 50 years old, 5’10”, and 180 pounds. He was clean-shaven and had a cut on his head. Police believe he was driving a grey four-door 2016-2018 Nissan Altima.
The suspect was with a second man, who is described as white and bald, and was wearing a blue sweater, dark pants, and dark shoes.
Police have released security camera images of the suspect, and are asking anyone who recognizes him to contact investigators.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 416-808-4200. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers via 416-222-8477.