Shocking security footage shows a man punching an Asian woman in the face so hard that she was knocked to the ground in a random attack in New York City’s Chinatown Monday afternoon.
The attack took place in front of a restaurant around 6:15 p.m. during the day and was completely unprovoked, police said.
Assembly lady Yuh-Line Niou, whose district includes Chinatown, shared surveillance video of the attack on Twitter.
The footage shows the 55-year-old victim walking down the sidewalk when a man in an orange hoodie and denim shirt suddenly punches her in the face.
The woman’s hat flies off her head and she crumples on the sidewalk.
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An apparently deranged man punched a 55-year-old Asian woman in the face in Chinatown Monday afternoon in what police described as an “unprovoked” attack
The woman’s hat flies off her head and she crumples on the sidewalk
The woman remained motionless after being hit. It came as attacks on Asians and Asian-Americans have increased in the city recently
A handful of pedestrians join her side as you can watch the diners stare in silence.
One can be heard asking if the victim was okay, but she remained motionless.
Police said the woman was admitted to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and is in stable condition.
The attacker was taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and no charges have been filed so far.
The violent incident came as attacks on Asians and Asian-Americans increased in the city, at least 86 anti-Asian hate crimes have been reported to authorities this year, according to the NYPD.
Last year there were only 19 such reports.
In a separate attack, surveillance footage captured a man punching an elderly Asian woman on Wednesday.
NYPD is working to identify the man who punched 75-year-old Chinese mother in the face around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday near 57th Avenue and 97th Place in Queens
Footage shows the man walking down the sidewalk before hitting the woman, who falls to the ground as he walks away
NYPD reported it was in the process of identifying the man who punched 75-year-old Wing Wa Chin mother in the face around 2:30 p.m. that day near 57th Avenue and 97th Place in Queens.
The footage shows the man walking down the sidewalk before hitting the woman, who falls to the ground as he walks away. The brutal and unprovoked attack left the elderly woman with a broken nose, a broken eye socket and two black eyes.
“She just came back from the supermarket and had her shopping cart with her,” said the victim’s son, who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisals. CBS2.
“It’s pretty obvious. He hit her because she was an Asian lady,” he added.
The victim, who was being treated for her injuries at a nearby hospital, has lived in the area for 40 years, her son told the news channel. She will need another surgery to help her wounds heal.
“She said the people in the area were nice enough to help her call the ambulance. They came to pick her up and things like that, so I’m glad people here are at least standing up for each other,” the victim’s son told CBS2.
A demonstration was held in Chinatown hours after the attack in solidarity against the ongoing and increasing attacks and hate crimes against Asians, attended by actor and activist Danny Glover.
“We had to stand up for justice,” Glover said at the meeting. “We have to be on the right side of history right now.”
In addition, on May 15, an Asian man was beaten repeatedly and the tip of his finger was bitten off by an attacker who told him to “go back to your country.”
A man attacked a 48-year-old Asian man and bit his finger off on May 15. The attacker was captured on security footage walking away from the crime scene with a red sweatshirt in hand, black sneakers and shirtless
The 48-year-old Asian man was brutally assaulted that morning by a shirtless perpetrator in the Hells Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan.
The victim is a Long Island driver who was nearby to pick up a customer, his family said ABC 7 News.
The attacker allegedly approached the 48-year-old and randomly punched him in the face “without provocation,” the NYPD said in a statement.
Then he started beating him before telling him ‘go back to your country’.
The man then bit the victim in his left hand and cut off his middle finger before fleeing the scene.
The attacker, who is described by police as dark-skinned and in his forties, was caught on security footage walking away from the crime scene shirtless, wearing a red sweatshirt and black sneakers.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for injuries to his face, arm and hand.
His family says they are tired of the proliferation of anti-Asian attacks and that these crimes have made them more aware of their surroundings, ABC 7 News reported.
The incident took place in the same neighborhood where a 31-year-old Asian woman was attacked with a hammer by a woman who ordered her to remove her mask earlier this month.
The woman suffered a cut to her head and was hospitalized. The attack was being investigated by the NYPD as a possible hate crime.
The incident also took place just two blocks from where a 65-year-old Asian woman was kicked and stamped by a 38-year-old man as she was on her way to church in late March.
A report from the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, found that anti-Asian hate crimes have increased by 149 percent, while total hate crimes have fallen by 7 percent in 2020.
The report indicated that the increase in anti-Asian crimes was attributed to “an increase in COVID cases and negative stereotyping of Asians in relation to the pandemic.”
In light of all the recent anti-Asian and anti-Semitic attacks across the city, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced more money for anti-hate initiatives.
“We must redouble our efforts to fight hate, and we must work with leading community leaders and organizations to get to the bottom of the grassroots,” he said.
De Blasio announced Thursday the creation of a new initiative called Partners Against The Hate, or PATH Forward, while pledging $3 million in funding for Asian-American and Jewish community groups, CBS reports.