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.
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.”
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) May 4, 2021
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.
NYPD releasing new images of suspect in East Harlem who repeatedly stomped on 61-year-old Yao Pan Ma’s head, who is now in a coma fighting to stay alive. Remember, the victim was collecting cans for money when he was attacked. #StopAsianHate pic.twitter.com/9wSVzmuQnt
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) April 26, 2021