Crime 2 Asian Women Attacked in NYC When Suspect Strikes 31-Year-Old Victim in the Head with a Hammer
'A historic surge': Anti-Asian American hate incidents continue to skyrocket despite public awareness campaign
New data reveals hate incidents against Asians and Asian Americans are still on the rise despite anti-hate public awareness campaigns.There was a more than 164% increase in anti-Asian hate crime reports to police in the first quarter of 2021 in 16 major cities and jurisdictions compared with last year, according to a report from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.
Two Asian women were attacked in New York City Sunday evening when a person hit one of them in the head with a hammer after telling them to remove their face masks.
The attack was caught on surveillanceby the New York Police Department's Hate Crimes Task Force on Monday.
The woman who was struck, a 31-year-old FIT graduate who identified herself only by her first name, Theresa, to, was walking with a friend down the sidewalk in Hell's Kitchen when the stranger "demanded they remove their masks," police said.
"She was talking to herself, like talking to a wall, I thought maybe she was drunk or something, so we just wanted to pass through her quickly and when I passed through her, she saw us and said 'Take off your f—— mask,' which is shocking," Theresa told ABC 7.
San Francisco Stabbing of Two Asian Women Waiting For Bus in 'Horrific' Attack
Two woman, aged 65 and 85, are in a stable condition after surgery following the attack in downtown San Francisco.Officers responded to 4th and Stockton streets at around 5 p.m. and found the injured women, who were aged 65 and 85. The pair were transported to a local hospital, Zuckerberg SF General, on Tuesday.
Sunday, May 2nd at approx 8:40 PM, at 411 W 42 St, Two Asian females, 31 and 29, were walking on the sidewalk when an unknown individual demanded they remove their masks and then struck the 31-year-old female in the head with a hammer causing a laceration. Info? ☎️1-800-577-TIPS— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes)
"Suddenly I felt my head get hit by something," she said.
The video footage shows Theresa and her friend trying to fend off the suspect, but she was struck "in the head with a hammer causing a laceration," police said.
Asian woman attacked in New York City by stranger with hammer demanding victim remove mask, police say
Two Asian women were attacked in New York City by a stranger who demanded they remove their masks before striking one with a hammer, police said.The two women, 31 and 29, respectively, were walking together in the 410 block of West 42nd Street at about 8:40 p.m. when a woman confronted them on the sidewalk, yelling at them to remove their masks, according to the New York City Police Department. She then struck the 31-year-old woman in the head with a hammer, which caused a laceration, police said.
Theresa went to the hospital after the attack, where she received seven stitches, according to ABC 7.
Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Sign up forfor breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases.
Theresa had recently returned to New York after staying with her parents in Taiwan during theand told ABC 7 she now plans on returning.
"My mom actually told me please be careful, there's a lot of Asian crime happening in America," Theresa told ABC 7.
The attack comes amid ain the United States and is the third attack in New York over the weekend alone being investigated by the NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force. that a 15-year-old boy and a 52-year-old woman were both attacked on Saturday.
Asian Man in Coma After Being Brutally Assaulted in NYC, Mayor Vows Suspect Will Be Caught
The 61-year-old Chinese immigrant was attacked from behind on Friday night and repeatedly kicked while laying motionless on the ground.Yao Pan Ma, a Chinese immigrant, was attacked in East Harlem Friday night while collecting cans. According to the statement given to Newsweek by New York Police Department, Ma was approached from behind by an unknown suspect who "struck the victim in the back causing him to fall on the ground.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement Tuesday that he was "disgusted" by the attack on Theresa.
"I am disgusted by this violent attack in Midtown Manhattan, the latest seemingly senseless and despicable hate crime against Asian Americans in this state," Cuomo said,. "We will do everything in our power to protect those who are vulnerable to these attacks and to hold cowardly perpetrators accountable to the full extent of the law."
The attack in Hell's Kitchen came just hours after NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio condemned the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, saying at a Stop Asian Hate rally in Queens: "If you hate, get the hell out of here because you don't deserve to live in New York City."
If you've been attacked or have witnessed an attack, please contact your local authorities. You can also report your incident. To learn more and to report crimes, go to: , , , , and .
NYPD makes arrest in assault of 61-year-old Asian man .
A man has been arrested in connection with the case of a 61-year-old Asian man who was attacked last week in New York, police said. © NYPD Police released this image of the person seen on surveillance video attacking a 61-year-old Asian man. Jarrod Powell, 49, was detained early Tuesday morning and the NYPD recommends that he faces two counts of felony assault, the NYPD said. It's unclear whether Powell has retained an attorney.