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Stranger randomly punches Asian woman in caught-on-camera NYC attack


A stranger randomly slugged an Asian woman in a shocking caught-on-video attack in Chelsea that is being investigated as a possible hate crime, cops said. 

The 68-year-old victim was crossing the street at the intersection of Ninth Avenue and West 19th Street around 8:50 a.m. April 24 when the male attacker suddenly comes up behind her, footage released early Monday shows. 

The woman then runs back in the other direction, holding her arm out in an attempt to keep the assailant away, before the brute chases her and punches her in the torso — knocking her to the ground in the middle of the street, the clip shows.

The man suspected of randomly slugging an Asian woman.
NYPD
It was reported to police that on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 0850 hours, in the vicinity of 9th Avenue and West 19th Street, the victim, a 68-year-old Asian female, was crossing the street when she was approached by an unidentified male who punched her in her torso and caused her to fall to the ground. The unidentified male fled on foot. The victim, who suffered back pain and bruised ribs, was transported in stable condition to Lenox Health Greenwich Village Hospital. The investigation by the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is ongoing.




The woman ran back in the other direction, holding her arm out in an attempt to keep the assailant away.
NYPD
It was reported to police that on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 0850 hours, in the vicinity of 9th Avenue and West 19th Street, the victim, a 68-year-old Asian female, was crossing the street when she was approached by an unidentified male who punched her in her torso and caused her to fall to the ground. The unidentified male fled on foot. The victim, who suffered back pain and bruised ribs, was transported in stable condition to Lenox Health Greenwich Village Hospital. The investigation by the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is ongoing.
The suspect, who didn’t say a word during the attack, ran off.
NYPD
It was reported to police that on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 0850 hours, in the vicinity of 9th Avenue and West 19th Street, the victim, a 68-year-old Asian female, was crossing the street when she was approached by an unidentified male who punched her in her torso and caused her to fall to the ground. The unidentified male fled on foot. The victim, who suffered back pain and bruised ribs, was transported in stable condition to Lenox Health Greenwich Village Hospital. The investigation by the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is ongoing.
The brute chased her and punched her in the torso — knocking her to the ground in the middle of the street.
NYPD

The suspect, who didn’t say a word during the attack, ran off, police said. 

The victim was taken to Lenox Health Greenwich Village Hospital with bruised ribs and back pain, cops said. 

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the crime. 

Police were still looking for the assailant Monday morning.

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