Police track down a man who committed a horrific attack on an Asian woman on the New York City subway as other passengers watch.
Authorities say the man urinated on the woman aboard the city’s F train as he headed to the Borough of Queens over the weekend.
The woman, 25, said she got off the train when the man, who was wearing all black and a ski mask, began to relieve himself but he followed her and continued to sit beside of her.
“He started to stand very close to me and I started to feel uncomfortable,” the woman told the AsianFeed blog.
“So I turned to my right and noticed that his penis was pointed at me and that there was urine on my bag and jacket.
“I only said one thing, ‘Are you serious ?!’ Looking around, none of the spectators said or did anything.
The victim took a photo of the man with his phone as he got off the train and provided it to the police and filed a harassment report.
No arrests have yet been made.
The incident comes amid a wave of violence targeting the Asian community since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
A 68-year-old Sri Lankan man was left in critical condition when a subway passenger shouted a racial insult and punched him in the head, amid a series of recent anti-Asian attacks in the city. city.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the NYPD was investigating 10 anti-Asian hate crimes reported in mid-March, up from zero at the same time in 2020.
Last week, a mass shooting at spas in Atlanta, Georgia killed eight people, including six Asian women.
Robert Aaron Long, 21, faces murder charges in the case, but has denied the murders were racially motivated.