Hamilton police are looking for a male suspect after a woman was attacked with a glass in an alleged "hate-motivated" crime.

Around 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, a woman was walking on Robert Street near James Street North when she was accosted by a stranger.

“The suspect approached the female and questioned her about her sexuality and then assaulted the victim with a glass he had in his hand,” Det. Carmen Pietroniro, of the Hamilton police’s hate crime unit, said in a Friday news release.

The man fled the area and the victim required medical attention, Pietroniro said.