Asian Woman, 55 Knocked Out In Unprovoked Attack In NYC’s Chinatown – Police Say

Authorities say they apprehended a guy after footage showed him striking a 55-year-old Asian Woman in the face in New York City’s Chinatown on Monday.

In connection with the “unprovoked” incident, Alexander Wright, 48, of Manhattan, was charged with one count of assault as a hate crime, assault, and unlawful possession of a controlled narcotic, according to officials.

According to a police and security video uploaded on Twitter by New York State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, the woman was walking along Bayard Street soon after 6 p.m. ET when a guy going in the other way randomly hit her in the face, knocking her to the ground.

As the man walks away, others on the street approach the woman, who seems comatose on the ground.

According to authorities, the woman was transferred to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, where she was stable. Authorities did not immediately announce the victim’s identification.

Wright was transferred to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric examination after being apprehended a block away from the crime.

Attempts to contact Wright by phone on Tuesday were fruitless. It was unclear whether he was represented by an attorney.

This was the most recent anti-Asian hate crime in the United States this year.

In late April, a study of hate crime statistics found that the rise in anti-Asian crimes had remained steady.

lgnews-Asian-Woman,-55-Knocked2Hate crimes increased by 169 percent in the first quarter of 2021 when compared to the same period in 2020, according to a study issued by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.

Hate crimes climbed by roughly 150 percent in major cities last year, according to research released by the center in March.

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