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An Asian woman in New York City was attacked in the head with a hammer by a stranger who demanded the victim remove her mask, police said Monday. No arrests have been made as of Tuesday morning. The attack occurred about p. Police released surveillance video that showed the moment a woman appeared to accost two Asian women walking on the sidewalk from behind. The woman demanded they remove their masks before striking one of them in the head with a hammer, police said. The victim was identified as a year-old woman who was taken to the hospital for a laceration to the head, according to authorities.
Two Asian women were attacked in New York City on Sunday by a stranger who demanded they remove their masks before striking one in the head with a hammer, police said. The two women, 31 and 29, respectively, were walking together in the block of West 42nd Street at about p. She then struck the year-old woman in the head with a hammer, which caused a laceration, police said.
Sunday's alleged assault occurred on the same day hundreds of New Yorkers gathered for a rally condemning the spike in violence against Asians and Asian Americans. Through the same time period inthere were Similar incidents have been documented in other cities, especially those with large Asian populations such as San Francisco and Oakland, California.
In March, the organization Stop AAPI Hate — founded last year in response to increased targeting of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders during the pandemic — said it had received reports of nearly 3, hate incidents in a year and estimated that was only a fraction of the actual. In April, the U. Senate passed legislation aimed at fighting the rise in hate crimes against members of the AAPI community.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo condemned the "senseless and despicable" attack in a statement to NBC. Facebook Twitter. Asian women attacked in New York City by stranger demanding they remove masks; one hit with hammer, police say.
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