PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man has been arrested after police say he assaulted an elderly Asian man in what appears to be a racially motivated attack. The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on the 300 block of North 10th Street in Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood.
According to police, officers were called to the scene for multiple reports of a man assaulting a 64-year-old Asian man while shouting anti-Asian remarks.READ MORE: Gasoline Shortage Appears To Be Creeping Into Philadelphia Region As Colonial Pipeline Resumes Operations
Police say the suspect was tased twice by officers and then arrested.READ MORE: Man Shot 11 Times, Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Quadruple Shooting, Police Say
The suspect was taken to the hospital for evaluation, police say, but he was not injured.MORE NEWS: Upper Darby Native Todd Rundgren Joins Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go's In 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Class
The investigation remains ongoing.