According to police, on December 3, the suspect approached the victim near Fleet Place and Willoughby Street in Fort Greene at around 4 p.m., made derogatory anti-Asian statements, and threatened to kill him.
The suspect then allegedly struck the man in the head with an umbrella before running away.
The victim sustained a minor injury to his forehead but refused medical attention.
Police describe the suspect as a man standing around 5'9" tall, with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a black winter hat, a white face mask, a black bubble jacket with a hood, a black button-down shirt, black pants, and white sneakers.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.