Video shows 'disgusting' attack on Asian American woman in New York street

Daniel Fowler
March 30, 2021

The New York City Police Department said it is investigating two incidents of assault that targeted an Asian woman, who was stomped in the head, and an Asian man, who was punched and choked on the New York City subway.

A man was caught on video attacking and repeatedly punching an Asian man on a Brooklyn train.

The video also shows there were men inside the building who watched the attack happen, but chose not to interfere and closed the door on the victim instead of coming to her aid. Still, the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is reportedly investigating this incident as a hate crime considering the recent string of anti-Asian attacks on citizens throughout the country.

The woman was hospitalized with serious injuries.

In the latest incident, the woman was walking in midtown Manhattan when a man came up to her and kicked her to the stomach, knocking her to the ground.

This image taken from surveillance video provided by the New York City Police Department shows a person of interest in connection with an assault of an Asian American woman, Monday, March 29, in New York. He said the union has information that they called for help immediately.

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The property developer and manager of the building, Brodsky Organization, said it was aware of the assault and the staff who witnessed it were suspended pending an investigation.

Scott Stringer, New York City's comptroller and mayoral candidate, called the attack "absolutely disgusting". He condemned the attack as "yet another example of the unbridled hate and terror" against Asian-Americans.

NY and other US cities have reported a spike in harassment and assault of Asians and Asian Americans.

US President Joe Biden has deplored the surge in anti-Asian violence, saying last week that "hate can have no safe harbour in America".

The analysis, released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, found that while hate crimes in 2020 decreased overall by 7 percent, those targeting Asian people rose by almost 150 percent. He ordered the state police's Hate Crimes Task Force to offer its assistance to the NYPD.

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