Thugs attack Asian man on residential Flushing street
by Shane Miller
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A utility worker who witnessed the incident said the man in the rear is the person who threw the initial punch.
A utility worker who witnessed the incident said the man in the rear is the person who threw the initial punch.
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Blood from the attack was still on the sidewalk after the victim was removed from the scene.
Blood from the attack was still on the sidewalk after the victim was removed from the scene.
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A group of five men assaulted an Asian man on 32nd Avenue in Flushing on Wednesday evening.

A utility worker, who asked not to be identified, was driving through the neighborhood when he saw the incident take place just after 6 p.m.

“One of the guys knocked him unconscious,” he said. “It happened behind a large tree, so if I didn't see it, I don't know how long he would have been lying there.”

The worker said the group surrounded the victim and continued to hit him and rifle through his pockets before he stopped his truck and confronted them.

The group walked away from the scene, so the worker took a quick photo before calling 911. A woman found the man's wallet around the corner from where the attack took place. His identification was inside, but the credit cards and cash were gone.

Medical crews were on the scene in less than five minutes. The man was taken to an area hospital with a broken jaw while EMT's attempted to recover some of his teeth from the sidewalk, according to two witnesses.

“I've lived in this spot my entire life, and I've never seen anything like this, it's horrific,” said the owner of the home where the incident took place. They also asked that their name and address not be used, and called the attack a "hate crime." “This is a quiet residential area, this stuff doesn't happen.”

Two young boys who arrived on the scene after the fact said they saw the suspects running down Northern Boulevard toward Main Street.

The utility worker said it's not the first time he has been on the job and had to intervene while seeing someone assaulted.

“I hope that if it ever happened to me, someone would do the same,” he said.
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