NYPD probing two Asian hate crime attacks in Manhattan

Two more Asian Americans have been targeted in hate crime attacks in Manhattan — one who was punched in the face and the other who was called a “ch–k bitch,” cops said Thursday.

Both incidents from Wednesday are under investigation by the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force.

A 47-year-old Asian woman was slugged around 6 p.m. while waiting for a southbound F train at the Second Avenue station — where she saw a man standing alone counting out loud, police said.

The woman then heard footsteps behind her and when she turned around, the brute punched her in the face, causing her to fall to the floor, according to cops.

The victim managed to get up and run away from the man but suffered scrapes and bruises on her hands and legs, cops said. 

A woman holds a sign saying "Stop the Hate," during a rally.
The second woman was called a racial slur and physically threatened by a neighbor after she reported his loud music to 311.
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The same day, a woman reported to cops at the 7th Precinct stationhouse on the Lower East Side that a neighbor spewed an anti-Asian threat at her, police said.

The 41-year-old Cherry Street resident told cops that she called 311 on her 37-year-old next-door neighbor because he was playing loud music around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to cops.

Members and supporters of the Asian-American community take part on the nationwide day of protests against anti-Asian violence.
The NYPD has added Asian American cops to its bias crimes division in hopes of curbing the rise of anti-Asian attacks.
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Police responded to her call and talked to the neighbor, but when they left the man threatened her, cops said.

“I am going to beat the s–t out of that ch–k bitch,” the man said after police left, the woman reported.

The NYPD ramped up its bias crimes division recently by adding Asian American cops to try to curb a spike in the crimes.

Credit: NYPOST

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