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Latest DC police investigating 'suspected hate crime' in Dupont Circle tea shop; suspect yelled 'COVID-19' and 'Chinese'

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The incident occurred at Valley Brook Tea Tuesday.

WASHINGTON — The Metropolitan Police Department says it is investigating an assault that its deeming a “suspected hate crime” in a Dupont Circle tea shop Tuesday.

Yunhan Zhang, owner of Valley Brook Tea, said the incident occurred around 9:42 a.m. Surveillance video from the store shows a man enter the tea shop yelling “COVID-19” and “Chinese”.

In the video, which is posted at the top of this story, Zhang can be heard asking the man to leave the business. — Valley Brook Tea (@valleybrooktea) November 10, 2020Zhang said this is the second time he has been attacked in recent months.

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