Hate crime investigation: 61-year-old Asian American brutally attacked in Manhattan

The NYPD's Hate Crimes Unit is leading the investigation into a brutal, unprovoked assault against an Asian American man in Manhattan.

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- New this morning, the NYPD's Hate Crimes Unit is leading the investigation into a brutal, unprovoked assault against an Asian-American man in East Harlem. This is Citizen App video we're showing you of the attack that happened just before 8:30 at 3rd Avenue and East 125th.

The 61-year-old man told police he was attacked from behind without any warning. Once knocked to the ground, the assailant kicked the victim repeatedly before then running off. We are freezing the video because of the violent nature of the attack. It's good to hear that the victim was able to speak to police, but he is listed in critical condition with what is being described as significant injuries.