- Alejandro Garcia, 30, was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly shoving a 53-year-old Asian woman in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
- The victim, who fell and hit her head on the ground, reported the unprovoked attack herself and was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
- Garcia was booked on an aggravated assault charge and is being held without bail at San Francisco County Jail.
A man has been arrested for an unprovoked assault involving a 53-year-old Asian woman in San Francisco’s Chinatown earlier this week.
Alejandro Garcia, 30, is accused of shoving the victim off the sidewalk on the 700 block of Jackson Street at around 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday.
- Torey Egypt Grier, 27, is facing assault and related charges for allegedly attacking two Asian high school students in Philadelphia’s subway system earlier this month.
- The victims, aged 17 and 13, were on their way to school when the unprovoked attacks took place, according to reports.
- On Sept. 9, Grier allegedly grabbed the 17-year-old student by the throat and slammed her to the ground.
- Four days later, he allegedly punched the 13-year-old student multiple times.
- Investigators are still looking into possible hate crime charges.
A man wanted for attacking two Asian high school students in separate incidents in Philadelphia’s subway system has been arrested on Thursday morning, according to authorities.
Torey Egypt Grier, 27, is now facing assault charges for the reported attacks on Sept. 9 and Sept. 13, which were captured on surveillance videos and purportedly unprovoked.
A pair of Asian high school students traveling to their schools fell victims to separate attacks by the same suspect in Philadelphia’s subway system earlier this month.
The first incident occurred at the Walnut-Locust Station at around 7 a.m. on Sept. 9. The victim, a 17-year-old female Central High School student, was grabbed by the throat and slammed to the ground.
- Dennis Prasad, the suspect arrested and charged for stabbing an Afghan refugee in Vancouver’s Chinatown, has been charged in a second unprovoked attack.
- On Sept. 10, Prasad allegedly attacked a 55-year-old man and left him with life-altering injuries.
- On Sept. 11, Prasad allegedly approached a 22-year-old Afghan refugee from behind and stabbed him in the throat and chest.
- Prasad is charged with one count of aggravated assault for each of the stabbing incidents.
- He remains in police custody.
The suspect arrested and charged for stabbing an Afghan refugee in Vancouver’s Chinatown has been charged in a second unprovoked attack.
Dennis Amanand Prasad, 43, has been charged with one count of aggravated assault for each of the stabbing incidents that took place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11.
- Hong Kong actor Jason Wong was brutally attacked by a man with a knife while having dinner with other local celebrities in China on Aug. 29
- Wong, 44, believes the incident was a case of mistaken identity as he later noted how the attacker realized he had the wrong person soon after the stabbing.
- "I have acted in an upright manner, and I do not feel that I have offended others," Wong wrote in a statement on Weibo. "I thought a lot but I really can't think of a reason for the attack, and I think the attack was an 'unexpected disaster.’"
- He shared that he saw the skin of his own face "fall off" during the attack and that his "eyeballs were nearly chopped off."
- Wong was rushed to the hospital and endured nearly six hours of surgery to repair multiple injuries to his face, left wrist and waist, which required over 100 stitches.
- Wong, who has been dubbed “Louis Koo’s doppelganger” for his uncanny resemblance to the popular actor, told Sina.com that Koo gave him HK$50,000 (approximately $6,369) after the attack.
Hong Kong actor Jason Wong was brutally attacked while having dinner with other local celebrities on Aug. 29 at the restaurant of retired actor Frankie Ng in Shenzhen, China.
Wong, 44, was dining with Ng, as well as actors Ai Wai and Jason Chu, when an assailant charged at him and started stabbing him with a kitchen knife.
- Enelia Perez, 71, fell victim to a violent robbery outside a Jollibee in Vallejo, California, on Sunday night.
- Perez was reportedly exiting the fast food restaurant when a man tried to grab her purse, resulting in a struggle.
- He then hit Perez in the back of her head with a blunt object, as told by her stepson Dennis to KTVU.
- The suspect managed to flee with Perez’s purse, which contained money, her ID and credit cards, according to reports.
- Vallejo police are investigating the incident.
An elderly Asian woman wound up in the hospital after falling victim to a violent robbery outside a fast food restaurant in Vallejo, California, on Sunday.
Enelia Perez, 71, was reportedly exiting the Jollibee at Vallejo Plaza near Sonoma Boulevard and Redwood Street at around 7 p.m. when a man approached her and tried to grab her purse.
Man accused of sucker punching victim into coma in NYC is rearrested after originally walking free without bail
- Van Phu Bui, 55, was released without bail after allegedly sucker punching 52-year-old Jesus Cortes in a random attack in the Bronx, New York City, on Aug. 12.
- The incident left Cortes with a fractured skull, a broken cheekbone and brain bleeding for which he was placed in a medically induced coma.
- Bui, who was first arrested on Wednesday, was released on Thursday after Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark downgraded his initial attempted murder charge to misdemeanor assault and harassment.
- Amid public outcry, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Friday that she had ordered for Bui to be re-arrested.
A man released without bail after allegedly fracturing another man’s skull in New York City has been taken back into custody, Gov. Kathy Hochul said on Friday.
Van Phu Bui, a 55-year-old convicted sex offender, was first arrested on Wednesday in connection with the unprovoked attack outside a Fordham Heights restaurant in the Bronx before 11 p.m. on Aug. 12. He was re-arrested on a parole violation on Friday.
- Three assailants — aged 18, 13 and 11 — were arrested for the brutal robbery of a 70-year-old Asian American woman in San Francisco on July 31.
- Surveillance footage shows a group of attackers punching and kicking the victim in her apartment lobby before allegedly fleeing with her belongings.
- “They got really mad and pulled me down,” the 70-year-old victim, identified only as Mrs. Ren, told ABC7 News through an interpreter after the attack. “They used their fist to hit my head multiple times and then they pulled me down and kept kicking me.”
- A fourth assailant, aged 14, is still at large as of Monday.
- Darryl Moore, 18, has been charged with robbery, elder abuse, burglary, false imprisonment and conspiracy.
- The 13-year-old and 14-year-old attackers will face the same charges but will go through the juvenile justice system.
- Meanwhile, the 11-year-old assailant will be “a community issue” since he is too young to be charged, according to San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins.
An 18-year-old man and two minors aged 13 and 11 have been arrested in connection with the brutal robbery of a 70-year-old Asian American woman in San Francisco late last month.
The incident, which was caught by a security camera, reportedly occurred in the lobby of an apartment complex in the 100 block of Francisco St. at around 5 p.m. on July 31. The group of attackers included a 14-year-old who remains at large.
- A man accused of viciously assaulting two Asian women in a span of minutes in San Francisco’s Richmond District is being sought by authorities.
- The incidents, which were both caught by security cameras, reportedly occurred in the area of 26th Avenue and Geary Boulevard shortly before and after 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
- A man wearing a black hoodie can be seen punching the victims in both incidents.
- In the first attack, he throws two jabs at the victim — who had been running across the street — while coming across her.
- The second incident involved a 65-year-old victim, according to reports. Before the attack, the suspect can be seen talking to himself in the security footage.
- San Francisco police are now looking for the suspect, according to KRON 4. He remains at large as of Sunday.
A man accused of viciously assaulting two Asian women in a span of minutes in San Francisco’s Richmond district is being sought by authorities.
The incidents, which were both caught by security cameras, reportedly occurred in the area of 26th Avenue and Geary Boulevard shortly before and after 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
- Jose Gomez III, 21, was sentenced to a total of 45 years in prison for hate crime charges in connection with a March 2020 attack against a Burmese family in Texas.
- The incident, which reportedly occurred at a Sam’s Club branch in Midland, saw the attacker stab a Burmese father and his 6-year-old child because he thought they were Chinese and came from “the country who started spreading that disease [COVID-19] around.”
- A store employee who reportedly intervened with an off-duty Border Patrol agent and held Gomez down was stabbed in the process.
- Gomez pleaded guilty to three counts of committing a hate crime in February and admitted to attempting to kill the boy.
- After being sentenced for the federal charges, Gomez is set to face multiple state charges in connection with the attack, including assault of police officers after his arrest.
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A man convicted of anti-Asian hate crimes for attacking an Asian family in Texas at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has been sentenced to a total of 45 years in prison.
- The hate crime charge against Anthony Evans, the man accused of slashing an Asian woman with a box cutter in New York City’s Times Square, was dropped on Wednesday.
- Evans, 30, was arrested on Tuesday morning for the incident, which left the victim with a severely injured hand and trauma.
- Court records show that Evans was arrested twice days before Sunday’s attack for a violent robbery and petty larceny.
- Prosecutors sought to have him held on a $50,000 bail for those cases, but a Queens judge released him for free.
- Evans is now being held pending psychiatric evaluation in connection with Sunday’s attack.
The man accused of slashing an Asian woman in New York City on Sunday will no longer be charged with a hate crime, according to reports.
Anthony Evans, 30, will instead undergo a psychiatric evaluation but remain held without bail for the Times Square attack, which left the 59-year-old victim with a severely injured hand and trauma.
- Anthony Evans, 30, has been charged with assault as a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly attacking a 59-year-old Asian woman in Times Square on Sunday.
- Surveillance footage of the incident at 7th Ave. and W. 42nd St. shows the alleged assailant running up to the victim and slashing her from behind with a box cutter.
- Evans has reportedly been arrested over 30 times in the past for various crimes, including robbery, weapon possession and turnstile jumping.
- The victim’s daughter said her mother feels happy about the arrest but is still traumatized.
A man accused of slashing a 59-year-old Asian woman in New York City’s Times Square on Sunday morning has been arrested and charged with a hate crime.
Anthony Evans, 30, has reportedly been nabbed more than 30 times in the past for various crimes, including robbery, weapon possession and turnstile jumping.