In Manhattan on Sunday afternoon, a violent suspect attacked an Asian woman without justification and shouted “get back to your country,” police and sources said, the New York Post reported Tuesday.
It is reported that around 1:30 p.m. that day, the 52-year-old victim with two children in the town of Stevenson, First Avenue and East 18th Street near the intersection of the suspect random attack. According to police sources, the attacker, who is in his 50s, punched the woman in the left side of the head and shouted: “Get out of here, get back to your country.” ”
Local police said the suspect fled after the attack and police were still searching for him late Sunday.
Although the woman who was attacked said she was in pain, she refused medical treatment at the scene, the source said. The NYPD said its hate crime task force is investigating.
The number of hate crimes against Asian Americans in the United States has increased by 54 percent in the past year, according to the latest statistics released may 6, 2021 by Stop AAPI Hate, a U.S. nonprofit that works against Asian-Pacific discrimination.
From March 2020 to March 2021, there were 6,603 hate crimes against Asians in the United States, compared with 3,795 in the same period the previous year. Of all the victims, about 44 per cent were of Chinese origin, 17 per cent were Korean, 9 per cent were Filipino and 8 per cent were Vietnamese.
In thousands of hate attacks, Asian Americans have suffered from everything from spitting to verbal harassment to physical assault, according to the BBC.