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Man arrested for assaulting Asian 7-Eleven employee in Manhattan, NYPD says

April 8, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Police arrested a Brooklyn, New York, resident on assault and reckless endangerment charges after he allegedly struck a 7-Eleven worker in the face multiple times while making anti-Asian statements, according to the NYPD.

(CNN)Police arrested a Brooklyn, New York, resident on assault and reckless endangerment charges after he allegedly struck a 7-Eleven worker in the face multiple times while making anti-Asian statements, according to the NYPD.

Gregory Jacques, 33, was later arrested Wednesday morning and charged with assault, along with attempted assault and reckless endangerment, both in the second degree, the NYPD said in a statement.

The victim was a 26 year old Asian male, an NYPD spokesperson told CNN via email.

Prior to the arrest an NYPD spokesperson told CNN that the incident was being investigated by the NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force.

CNN is inquiring with NYPD why no specific hate crime charges were recommended.

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