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NPYD is searching for a man who viciously attacked an Asian woman outside 360 West 43rd St at 11:40am yesterday (Monday). Police say a 65-year-old woman was approached by an unidentified male who punched and kicked her about the body and made anti-Asian statements. [WARNING: The video below is graphic and violent.]
Crimestoppers released a picture of the suspect and are appealing for help and offering a $2,500 reward. Call or DM 1-800-577-TIPS.
The video shows building staff closing the door of the Brodsky Organization-owned Hell’s Kitchen luxury apartment building as the woman lies on the sidewalk. A statement from the Brodsky Organization said “The Brodsky Organization is aware of the violent assault on an Asian American woman in front of 360 West 43rd Street. The Brodsky Organization condemns all forms of discrimination, racism, xenophobia and violence against the Asian American community. The staff who witnessed the attack have been suspended pending an investigation in conjunction with their union. The Brodsky Organization is also working to identify a third-party delivery vendor present during the incident so that appropriate action can be taken.”
The victim was taken to NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan with facial and leg injuries. She is said to be stable.
New York has seen a significant rise in violent crimes targeting people of Asian descent. You can find resources to help here, including tips on how to intervene as a bystander.
Absolutely horrific! And the people that just stood there and did nothing. Shame!
Shameful act and the building staff shut the doors and didn’t go to the old ladies aid!?!? what if it was their mother or grandma? Didn’t say a single word or act…cowards all them in video!
Sickening how the doormen / staff (big figure) closed the door after the attack. Horrible response not to go outside and offer help.
Those standing by are as guilty as the attacker – they should at least assisted the lady but shutting the door is like turning the cheek – this is unacceptable!
I hold Trump to be partly responsible for this attack. The Covid or the Carona virus is not the China Virus or the Kung Flu. Calling it the China Virus targets a race of people. Even the timbre of Trumps Voice when he calls the virus the China virus was vicious and because his racism Asians are being attacked today.
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