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A 65-year-old Asian woman was verbally and physically assaulted and a nearby security guard closed a building door instead of helping her, police say

INSIDER logoINSIDER 3/30/2021 salarshani@businessinsider.com (Sarah Al-Arshani)
a man looking at the camera: The suspect in the attack on a 65-year-old Asian woman in New York City. NYPD © NYPD The suspect in the attack on a 65-year-old Asian woman in New York City. NYPD
  • A 65-year-old Asian woman was attacked and yelled at in New York City, the police said.
  • A man was caught on video knocking her to the ground and then repeatedly kicking her.
  • A nearby security guard can be seen in video closing a building door instead of helping the woman.
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A 65-year-old Asian woman was yelled at and assaulted while on her way to church Monday morning in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in New York City, the police said.

A man was recorded on video knocking the woman to the ground. He then kicked her several times while she was on the ground.

According to the New York Daily News, the police say he told the woman: "F--- you. You don't belong here."

The woman was reportedly taken to NYU Langone Hospital in stable condition after the attack.

Security footage from a nearby building released by the New York City Police Department shows a security guard closing the door of the building instead of helping the woman.

People who work nearby told the Daily News they believed they recognized the attacker as a homeless man known to wander around the neighborhood.

The police released images of a suspect in the attack and are asking for help identifying him.

The incident comes amid increased reports of violence against Asian Americans and as the NYPD is investigating another potential hate crime in which a man was recorded on video repeatedly punching and choking an Asian man on a Brooklyn subway car.

A video of the violent encounter circulated on social media. The man is briefly seen exchanging punches with the Asian man before pushing him onto a subway seat, throwing several more punches, and then choking him. In the video, people are seen watching, but no one physically intervenes.

Reports of hate crimes against Asian Americans have increased dramatically in the past year. Stop AAPI Hate, a reporting center that tracked cases last year beginning March 19, soon after the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic, said it received "over 2,808 firsthand accounts of anti-Asian hate" crimes during that time.

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