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NYC man who attacked 7 Asian women in 3 hours charged with hate crimes

  • Steven Zajonc, 28, has been indicted on felony and misdemeanor hate crime charges for attacking seven Asian women on Feb. 27, Manhattan prosecutors said on Monday.
  • The attacks reportedly began at around 6:30 p.m. near Madison Avenue and East 30th Street in Midtown and ended near Broadway and East 8th Street between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • During his anti-Asian spree, Zajonc either punched, elbowed or shoved his victims, all of whom sustained injuries, according to reports.
  • Zajonc’s mother claimed that he has struggled with mental health issues for years and was committed under Florida’s Mental Health Act of 1971.
  • He is being held on Rikers Island on a $50,000 bond and will return to court on July 18.

A man accused of assaulting seven Asian women in Manhattan in late February has been indicted on felony and misdemeanor hate crime charges, the District Attorney’s Office announced on Monday.

Steven Zajonc, 28, made national headlines over a series of unprovoked attacks on Feb. 27, which left all seven victims injured. He struck his first victim at around 6:30 p.m. near Madison Avenue and East 30th Street in Midtown, and his final attack occurred near Broadway and East 8th Street between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m, according to reports.

Army vet charged for attacking 7 NYC Asian women had mental issues, wanted to learn Japanese, mother says

steven zajonc

A man charged with hate crimes after allegedly assaulting seven Asian women in Manhattan on Sunday has struggled with mental health issues for years, according to his mother.

Steven Zajonc, 28, was arrested on Wednesday evening in connection with the unprovoked assaults, which all took place in a span of just two hours. Police said he punched, elbowed or shoved his victims, two of whom were hospitalized.