The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating two extra obvious bias assault involving Asian victims, the newest in a sequence of confrontations which have concerned threats, punches and (*2*).
Police mentioned the assault in question occurred shortly earlier than 8 p.m. March 26 in a Home Depot on Gateway Drive in Brooklyn. A stranger walked as much as a 28-year-old male sufferer and his 28-year-old girlfriend and made anti-Asian statements earlier than choosing up a chunk of wooden and saying, “I’ll cut you,” police mentioned.
The suspect then ran out the entrance door. No accidents have been reported.
In the second current case, which was reported in Manhattan Wednesday, a 25-year-old sufferer was sitting, speaking to her entrance, on Grand Street when a stranger walked up. That stranger made anti-Asian statements and slapped the sufferer in the face earlier than fleeing. She refused medical consideration at the scene.
Anyone with info on both case is requested to name Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
A day earlier than the NYPD introduced this assault, a person was arrested for allegedly attacking three Asian victims in Brooklyn. In a kind of instances, a 77-year-old man was standing exterior a grocery store trying at greens when he was shoved to the bottom. The suspect walked away; no phrases have been exchanged.
Hate crimes towards Asian Americans have been up in New York City and throughout the nation in current weeks. Earlier this week, two doormen who allegedly witnessed a brutal beating of a 65-year-old Asian American woman near Times Square final month and did nothing to assist have been fired, their former employer mentioned.