A man faces charges after police say he punched an Asian woman in an unprovoked attack in Chinatown.

Alexander Wright is being charged with assault, assault as a hate crime and drug possession.

Police said the incident occurred just after 6 p.m. Tuesday on Bayard Street.

The 55-year-old victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Police said Wright was arrested near the scene and was taken to Bellevue for evaluation.