Minerva @ Midnight: another Anti-Asian attack in NYC

The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating after two Asian women were attacked in Manhattan on Sunday, with one being hit in the head with a hammer.

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The victim, a recent college graduate, said she is heading back to Taiwan until the city is safer.

Investigators posted a disturbing video of the confrontation Sunday in Midtown Manhattan when the attacker, who appeared to be a woman dressed in black, demanded that the two Asian pedestrians take off their masks.

“She was talking to herself … I thought maybe she was drunk or something, so we just wanted to pass her quickly,” the 31-year-old victim, who was identified only as Theresa, told ABC-TV Channel 7 in New York.

“When I passed her, she saw us and said, ‘Take off your f**king mask,’ which is shocking. Suddenly I felt my head get hit by something.”



The 31-year-old victim was walking on W. 42nd St. she was accosted by a woman near Ninth Ave. about 8:45 p.m. Sunday.

“Take off your mask,” the assailant, who appeared to be in her 50s, bizarrely demanded, according to cops.

The kook bashed the victim in the head with a hammer before running off east on W. 42nd St., police said.


  • May 4, 2021
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