NYPD Hate Crimes unit on manhunt after brutal attack on 65yo Asian woman in Manhattan caught on video
The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes division is on the lookout for a suspect who was seen savagely beating an elderly Asian woman in Manhattan’s Midtown, also reportedly shouting racial epithets during the attack.
The Hate Crimes unit called on the public for help in identifying the perpetrator after the attack on Monday morning, which saw an African American man of heavy build brutally punch and kick a 65-year-old woman outside a luxury apartment complex, continuing to stomp on her head after knocking her to the ground.
The attack was captured in graphic surveillance footage, which shows several witnesses, allegedly including at least one security guard, watching the beating but doing nothing to intervene. The suspect was allowed to walk away from the scene.
“This is a heinous attack on a 65 year old Asian lady that occurred this morning in front of 360 west 43rd street,” the NYPD’s Asian Hate Crimes Task Force said in a now-deleted tweet. “The cold hearted building security guard not only failed to render aid, he closed the door on the victim.”
NYPD says 65-year-old Asian American woman was walking to church this morning when suspect assaulted her and said “f*** you, you don’t belong here.” Happened in front of 360 W. 43rd St. 11:40am. Sources say building security guard not only failed to render her aid... 1/2 pic.twitter.com/ZLtQEHHJci— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) March 30, 2021
Help identify the below individual wanted in connection to an assault. On Monday, March 29th at 11:40 AM, at 360 West 43rd St, a female, 65, was approached by an unidentified male who punched and kicked her about the body and made anti-Asian statements. Info?☎️1-800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/LkwfYhMCLr— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) March 29, 2021
The woman, who has not been identified, suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment, police said, adding that the suspect made anti-Asian comments during the attack, reportedly telling the woman, “F**k you. You don’t belong here.”
Employees at a building near the apartment complex told the New York Daily News that they recognize the suspect, saying they believe he is a local homeless man who frequently wanders the neighborhood and spends time at a nearby park.
Earlier on Monday, the Hate Crimes unit also shared footage showing an assault on a Manhattan subway car, in which a young Asian man appears to be choked until he loses consciousness. It is unclear what sparked the brawl, but the NYPD also requested public information on the incident, including the date and time it occurred.
We need the public's help. The NYPD is aware of this video and is investigating. Anyone that has information regarding this incident is urged to call or DM @NYPDTips 1-800-577-TIPS and provide additional details including the date and time of occurrence. @NYPDTransit@NYPDnewshttps://t.co/fJmZC1QJac— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) March 29, 2021
The violence comes as the NYPD reports a steep climb in anti-Asian hate crimes in the city. So far in 2021, the department has tallied 31 racially motivated crimes against Asians, up from just 11 in the same timeframe in 2020. The uptick prompted police to launch a separate Asian Hate Crime Task Force late last year, while more recently the NYPD said it would step up patrols and outreach in Asian communities.
“The next person you target, whether it’s through speech, menacing activity or anything else, walking along a sidewalk or on a train platform, may be a plainclothes New York City police officer. So think twice,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea warned would-be attackers last week.Also on rt.com Asian-American woman attacked in possible hate crime while ON THE WAY TO A PROTEST against anti-Asian violence
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