Suspect accused of assaulting Asian-American man in Chinatown

Philadelphia police received multiple 911 calls with reports of a suspect assaulting a 64-year-old Asian-American man and shouting anti-Asian remarks.

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MAGGIE KENT: New on Action News This Morning. Philadelphia detectives are investigating an attack on an Asian man in the city's Chinatown section. It happened around 7:40 last night on the 300 block of North 10th Street. Police received multiple 9-1-1 calls with reports of a suspect assaulting a 64-year-old Asian man, and shouting anti-Asian remarks.

A source tells Action News the suspect yelled at the victim, "you gave me coronavirus." Police say, the suspect was tased twice before taken into custody. Investigators say, the victim was not injured, but the suspect was taken to the hospital for evaluation. There's no word yet on what charges may be filed.