Suspect charged with hate crime in alleged assault on Asian lady in New York: police

A suspect in an unprovoked attack on a 59-year-old Asian woman in New York City on Sunday has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, police said.

The NYPD arrested Anthony Evans, 30, in Manhattan on Tuesday and charged him with assault as a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon.

The woman was pulling a shopping cart behind her when the man, believed to be Evans, approached her and cut her hand with a box cutter. 42nd Street near Times Square before running away, police said.

The woman was so scared of the attack that she wouldn’t leave the house, she told ABC News in New York. WABCadding that the attack caused heavy bleeding.

Surveillance video shows the alleged attacker in 2022. on July 31, when a woman was slashed with a box cutter while she was walking in midtown Manhattan, New York.


Based on this year, the number of hate crimes in New York has increased by 13.3%. crime data from the NYPD.

A 70-year-old Asian woman was attacked by four people in the lobby of a San Francisco apartment complex on Sunday, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

The woman said the four suspects started talking to her but couldn’t understand her due to a language barrier, SFPD told ABC News.

The four suspects, described by police as juveniles, followed her into the building, assaulted her, stole her belongings and fled the scene, police told ABC News.

The woman exclusively told ABC News’ San Francisco station KGO that when the alleged assailants returned, they assaulted her and stole the keys.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, SFPD said in a statement.

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