Three men witnessed the attack but did not help the woman

A 65-year-old Asian American woman was attacked in Manhattan on Monday.

The elderly woman was walking in midtown when a man rushed up to her and kicked her in the stomach.

As she fell, the man continued to repeatedly stomp on her face whilst hurling racist anti-Asian slurs at her. He then casually walked away.

Video footage showed a man inside a nearby building stopping what he was doing to watch the attack. Two men in blazers are also seen closing the door as the woman lays helpless on the ground. None of the three men did anything to assist the woman.

The property developer and manager of the building, Brodsky Organization, said it was aware of the assault. It added that the staff who did nothing after witnessing the incident have been suspended.

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the attack and has asked anyone with information to contact the department.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea called Monday’s attack “disgusting.”

“I don’t know who attacks a 65-year-old woman and leaves her on the street like that,” Shea said Tuesday.

The incident follows a series of attacks on Asian Americans.

Most recently, Asian American City Council candidate Susan Lee was pushed down the stairs of the New York Subway.

In San Francisco, a 19-year-old Asian hate crime victim was shot in the eye.

Also in San Francisco, an Asian woman was attacked and dragged by a getaway car.

Additionally, a 13-year-old boy was racially attacked in Flushing.

In LA, a 28-year-old Asian mother has died in a fatal shooting in Compton.

Two weeks ago, eight women were shot and killed at three massage parlours in Atlanta.

 

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