New York police are looking for this man who assaulted a 65-year-old Asian woman on the sidewalk on West 43rd Street near Ninth Avenue in broad daylight in Midtown. The video below shows a man in a building a few meters away watching the attack. Like others, he does nothing. One person who acted was a security guard who goes over and closes the door.
The New York Post reported that the suspect yelled anti-Asian statements while beating the woman, including, “F – k you, you don’t belong here.”
A man stops rolling back packets to watch the entire attack without intervening. Then two security guards from the building appear to go and close the door. The Post reports that the security guard insisted he was unaware of the attack. At least he could see the woman in distress on the ground clearly.
New York police have seen hate crimes against Asian Americans rise 1,300 percent during the pandemic.