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Asian woman seriously injured in suspected Midtown hate crime

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A racist attacker beat an Asian woman in Midtown on Monday morning in a suspected hate-driven attack that was captured on video, police said.

The unidentified suspect allegedly hurled anti-Asian statements as he punched and kicked the 65-year-old woman on West 43rd Street near Ninth Avenue at about 11:40 a.m., according to cops.

Video footage of the attack provided by police shows the suspect kicking the victim to the ground — then kicking her in the head several times as she was on the ground.

The suspect ran off and was still being sought Monday night, police said.

The woman, who was seriously injured in the beating, was taken to NYU Langone Hospital in stable condition, authorities said.

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating, police said.

The department has recorded a 1,300 percent increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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