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American News Jan 15, 2022 7:52 PM EST

Manhattan teen arrested in brutal group attack on Asian man

"What are you doing here, Asian?" one of the suspects said before the group beat the victim with sticks, according to police.

Manhattan teen arrested in brutal group attack on Asian man
James Anthony Montreal QC

Manhattan teenager Jordan McNamara, 18, was arrested Friday over a brutal October group assault on a 30-year-old Asian man in Midtown.

The attack, similar to many other violent attacks against Asians in the past year, happened around 10:30 pm on Oct. 23, 2021, in front of 303 5th Ave.

The male victim was near the intersection when he surrounded by three men and two women, New York Daily News reported.

"What are you doing here, Asian?" one of the suspects said before the group beat the victim with sticks, according to police.

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was treated for a head injury.

McNamara, who lives about five blocks from the attack, was identified as one of the suspects caught on surveillance camera. The teen was only charged with third-degree assault, although the investigation was conducted by the New York Police Department's Hate Crimes Task Force and no hate crime charges were brought against McNamara. His arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court was pending.

Authorities are still seeking to identify one of the suspected individuals wanted by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force. Police are asking anyone with information related to the case to submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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