Published: Tue, March 30, 2021
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Police Investigating Subway Beating That Left Asian Man Unconscious

Police Investigating Subway Beating That Left Asian Man Unconscious

A 65-year-old Asian American woman was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked Monday outside a luxury New York City apartment building as staff appeared to watch the attack without coming to her aid, according to surveillance footage of the incident. Still, the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is reportedly investigating this incident as a hate crime considering the recent string of anti-Asian attacks on citizens throughout the country.

On March 16, a gunman killed eight people, including six Asian women, in three separate shootings at spas in the Atlanta area.

LoadingPolice Commissioner Dermot Shea previously said the agency would increase its outreach and patrols in predominantly Asian communities amid a national spike of anti-Asian hate crimes.

"If you see someone being attacked, do whatever you can", he said.

In each round of the U.S. Open last summer, which she won for the second time, Osaka wore a face mask bearing a name of a black victim of police brutality in the United States in support of Black Lives Matter and the fight against racial injustice.

Later, two more men wearing blazers walked into the frame and one of them closed the door as the woman was on the ground.


The NYPD says they are trying to find the attacker and figure out what exactly happened.

Scott Stringer, New York City's comptroller and mayoral candidate, called the attack "absolutely disgusting".

Police described the incident as a "hate crime assault".

The NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the attack and has asked anyone with information to contact the department, offering up to $US2,500 ($3,285) as a reward.

The company added that "the staff who witnessed the attack have been suspended pending an investigation in conjunction with their union", and that it was working to identify a "third-party vendor present during the incident so that appropriate action can be taken". He condemned the attack as "yet another example of the unbridled hate and terror" against Asian-Americans.

According to a report from Stop AAPI Hate, more than 3,795 incidents were reported to the organization from March 19, 2020, to February 28.

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