An Asian man who was savagely stomped while collecting cans in East Harlem has been placed in a medically induced coma, police sources told The Post.
The 61-year-old suffered a cerebral contusion and facial fractures from the Friday night beatdown, the sources said.
Cops said the attack is being investigated as a hate crime.
A disturbing, 12-second video released Saturday, April 24, 2021, by the NYPD shows the 61-year-old being repeatedly kicked at around 8:20 p.m. Friday after being attacked from behind at the foot of a 19-story apartment building under construction at 3rd Avenue and East 125th Street.
EMS transported the victim — who suffered severe head trauma — to Harlem Hospital, where he is listed in critical but stable condition, police said.
The vicious attack comes amid a rash of hate crimes against Asian Americans in the boroughs and beyond.
The suspect was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants, white sneakers, and a multi-colored baseball cap, police said.
If anybody has information in regard to this incident, please call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).