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Police have identified a suspect in what they say was a racially motivated attack in Vancouver last month.

Vancouver police released video Wednesday of a 92-year-old man being pushed out the door of a convenience store.

The surveillance video shows the man falling to the ground and hitting his head.

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Police say the man who was allegedly attacked on March 13 has severe dementia.

They publicly released details on Wednesday after investigators couldn’t find a suspect.

Police say they are investigating the alleged incident as a hate crime because anti-Asian comments were made along with a mention of COVID-19.

Vancouver police say there has been an increase in reports of hate-motivated incidents and criminal behaviour in recent weeks. The department says 11 hate crimes were reported in March and five of those had an “anti-Asian element.”

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