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A pipe-wielding man bashed an Asian woman in the face after yelling about her race in a suspected hate crime on the Lower East Side Sunday afternoon, police sources said.
The victim, a 54-year-old woman, was walking near Grand and Ludlow streets when the maniac approached her with the weapon and yelled “f—king Asians!” at her, the sources said.
The suspect, identified by sources as 34-year-old Elias Guerro, then allegedly bashed her in the face with the pipe.
Bystanders walking near the busy intersection heard Guerro yell the racist statement before beating the woman, law enforcement sources said.
The woman suffered cuts to her left eye and nose and was treated at Beth Israel Hospital, the sources said.
Guerro was arrested soon after the attack. Police are investigating the beating as a possible hate crime.
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