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Crime Suspect Charged with Hate Crimes After Allegedly Stabbing Asian Man in the Back in New York

01:17  27 february  2021
01:17  27 february  2021 Source:   lawandcrime.com

Amid attacks, school principals concerned over Asian Americans' return to class

  Amid attacks, school principals concerned over Asian Americans' return to class Parents are scared not just of the bullying in school but also of the harassment other adults could direct at their families on the way to school. For example, administrators say decisions about schooling have been heavily influenced by reports last year of the stabbings of several members of an Asian American family in Texas who authorities said were targeted because the attacker "thought the family was Chinese, and infecting people with the coronavirus."The reporting forum Stop AAPI Hate collected almost 2,800 reports of hate incidents nationwide over five months during the pandemic.

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Police investigate crime linked to Salman Muflihi

Police in New York, New York say a man allegedly stabbed another in what charges indicate was a racist attack. Salman Muflihi, 23, was charged Thursday with attempted murder as a hate crime, and assault as a hate crime, according to NBC New York. The victim is Asian, and this incident follows a spate of such bias incidents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Muflihi was identified as the individual accused of running up to the victim in Chinatown, and stabbing him in the back. Video caught the incident, with the suspect running up behind the man.

The defendant is a Brooklyn man also accused of punching an Asian man in Brooklyn last month. The victim in the new incident was described as a 36-year-old man from Chinatown.

Muflihi is also charged with criminal possession of a weapon, and forgery because he allegedly possessed a fake driver’s license. He allegedly said during questioning that the incident was not motivated by race or ethnicity.

Mulifhi allegedly maintained that he did not like the way the man “looked at him,” according to WABC.

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