Police are investigating two separate attacks that left the elderly Asian men seriously injured, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported.
These latest attacks add to nearly 3,800 hostilities reported by Asian Americans since their inception. Coronavirus pandemic.
Despite countless demonstrations Calling for an end to anti-Asian violence and increased police patrols in Asian communities, attacks are still happening at an alarming rate.
On Saturday morning, the police said a suspect punched a 66 year old Asian man to the face on the Lower East Side.
The victim, who suffered bruises and swelling, told police that he had heard the suspect speak “Chinese” several times before attacking him. The police are investigating the attack that could be a hateful crime.
There was another attack at the Franklin Street subway station, near Varick Street in Tribeca, the day before.
Police have released a photo of a suspect believed to have assaulted a 68-year-old man with a fist on a train traveling north. The suspect then fled, leaving the victim with a critical head injury.
The suspect is described as 30 years old, 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, white jeans, a pink sweater and a black hat.
Police said the subway attack was not investigated as a hate crime at this time. But one witness, who posted about the attack on social media, claimed that racial obscenity was used in the attack.
Anyone with information is requested to call NYPD’s Hotlines stop crime now 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to NYPDTips Twitter account or post online now NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.
CBS2’s Christina Fan contributed to this report.