Asian cashier punched in face in Midtown Manhattan

An Asian cashier was punched in the face at a Midtown food market Wednesday afternoon, according to a witness and police.

The attack happened just around 1:45 p.m. inside the Japanese grocery, Sunrise Mart at 12 E. 41st St. near Bryant Park, a witness and police said.

The man was acting erratic and sucker-punched the female worker when she asked him to leave since he wasn’t wearing a mask, cops said.

Police collared the man shortly after and he was being processed in the Midtown South Precinct Wednesday afternoon.

Police were not considering the incident a hate crime since no words were exchanged.

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