The 75-year-old sufferer was hospitalized in secure situation, police stated.
The sufferer fell to the bottom and the suspect fled on foot following the “unprovoked assault” Wednesday afternoon in Queens, the NYPD stated.
The sufferer suffered a fractured nostril and proper orbital bone, police stated. She was hospitalized in secure situation, police stated.
Hate incidents towards Asian and Pacific Islanders in america have skyrocketed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released earlier this month by the group Stop AAPI Hate. The group stated 6,603 hate incidents towards Asians and Pacific Islanders have been reported to the group between mid-March of final 12 months to March 31, 2021.
Anti-Asian assaults have additionally been on the rise in New York Metropolis. One anti-Asian assault was reported in 2019 whereas 33 have been reported final 12 months. As of April, 47 anti-Asian incidents had been reported to date this 12 months, based on NYPD knowledge.
Anybody with data on this assault is requested to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s, police stated.
ABC Information’ Aaron Katersky contributed to this report.