Police are looking for six suspects who punched an Asian woman several times in the face for not wearing a mask and told her “anti-Asian statements” about the Corona virus on a subway.
On December 17 at 1.45 p.m., the group – three women and three men – approached the woman, 32, on a southbound train at West Fourth Street Station in Manhattan.
Police said they encountered her for not wearing a mask and made anti-Asian statements about the virus, according to police. ABC7.
Their verbal attack became physical and the victim was punched multiple times in the face before the group escaped.
Police are looking for six suspects who punched an Asian woman several times in the face for not wearing a mask and told her ‘anti-Asian statements’ about the coronavirus on December 17th at the West 4 Street Subway Station in New York City. A photo of two suspects was captured by the CCTV above
A view of two of the wanted suspects in the attack above
The victim was bruised but refused medical attention.
The New York Police Department’s Anti-Hate Crime Squad is investigating the incident.
On Sunday, police released four surveillance photos of the six suspects, requested help identifying them and offered a prize of up to $ 2,500.
Since the start of the epidemic, there have been reports of racist attacks against Asian Americans as the first reported cases appeared from Wuhan, China.
A scene of suspects entering the train station on December 17, above
They approached the 32-year-old on a southbound train at West Fourth Street Station and had a verbal altercation that turned physical. The victim became bruised after punching her in the face. File photo of West 4th Street station above
Trump has also described COVID-19 as the “ China virus ” several times and blamed China for the global pandemic.
Earlier this year, a video surfaced on social media showing a subway passenger spraying what appears to be a Febreze bottle on an Asian man on the train.
Anyone with information is required to contact the NYPD Crime Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, in Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)