A shocking video released by a local assemblywoman shows the moment when an Asian woman was brutally attacked as she walked down a Chinatown street.
The 55-year-old victim can be seen walking by the Kong Sihk Tong café at around 6:15 p.m. — when a man in an orange hoodie and denim jacket whacks her unprovoked.
In the video, the woman staggers backward and collapses to the ground, clutching her face.
A man then rushes over to check on the victim, whose back was leaning up against a column of the eatery’s outdoor dining setup.
“Are you OK?” he asks — but the woman doesn’t respond or move, according to the footage.
It happened at 6:15 p.m. Monday on a Baynard Street sidewalk near Mott and Elizabeth streets, the NYPD said.
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New York City police have charged a man with a hate crime after he was arrested for an unprovoked assault on a 55-year old Asian woman in the Chinatown area, police said.
Alexander Wright, 48, was charged with “Assault”, “Assault as a Hate Crime” and “Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance,” Detective Annette Shelton told Reuters by email.
Police apprehended Wright for the assault and moved him to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation, Shelton said.
The victim was in a stable condition, Shelton said.
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