- New York City police are searching for a man who slashed a Muslim woman and an intervening bystander on a Manhattan subway on Tuesday.
- The incident reportedly started when the man began staring at the female victim and gradually moved closer until he was directly in front of her.
- Out of nowhere, the man punched and slashed the victim in the face, according to schoolteacher John Catania, 29, who moved to intervene and was also slashed in the process.
- The suspect fled at Union Square station, and both victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital.
- The incident is being investigated as a hate crime after it was alleged that the suspect had made anti-Muslim remarks before the attack.
- About 30 minutes earlier, a man was also stabbed by a would-be robber on a southbound F train near the 34th Street-Herald Square station.
New York City police are searching for a man accused of slashing a Muslim woman and an intervening bystander on a Manhattan subway earlier this week.
The incident, which is being investigated as a hate crime, occurred on an Eighth Avenue-bound L train at around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to police.
- A man and two women are wanted in New York City after allegedly punching and kicking an Asian man for refusing to give up his seat on a Manhattan subway.
- During the attack, the trio of perps allegedly used anti-Asian remarks, including calling the man an “Asian pig.”
- The male victim, 42, was accompanied by a female Asian victim, 41, who was also ordered to give up her seat.
- Police have released images of the suspects and are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.
New York police are looking for three individuals accused of assaulting an Asian man for refusing to give them his seat on a Manhattan subway.
The incident occurred on the shuttle train from Grand Central to Times Square at around 8 p.m. on Saturday, police said.
- A 34-year-old Asian man fell victim to a violent attack involving a gel gun at the New York City subway on Sunday, according to reports.
- A group of muggers believed to be in their late teens or early 20s allegedly punched the victim and shot him with the fake gun, which police say used water-absorbing polymer as “ammo.”
- While attacking the victim, the suspects tried to snatch his gold chain but failed.
- When the victim got off the train, the suspects reportedly followed him to the platform, snatched his $500 prescription glasses and smacked him in the face.
- The suspects, who were last seen boarding a Jamaica-bound F train, remain at large.
A 34-year-old Asian man was robbed of his prescription glasses in a violent attack involving a gel gun on the New York City subway on Sunday.
The incident, initiated by a group of muggers, began inside a Manhattan-bound No. 7 train at the Main Street station in Flushing at around 4:30 p.m., according to police.
- An Asian woman who was filmed yelling the N-word and other anti-Black remarks on a New York City subway has sparked outrage on social media.
- The moment was caught as her train approached 14th Street-Union Square station.
- In a now-viral video, the blond-haired woman can be heard screaming “n*gger” and calling someone a “f*cking black vagina.”
- It’s unclear how the incident started, but the woman said she had told a certain “b-boy” to “stay the f*ck away from me.”
- While many condemned the woman for her racist tirade, others questioned why she did not suffer any violence.
- Meanwhile, others mocked the Stop Asian Hate movement and called the woman racist names themselves.
Several social media users have called for violence against an Asian woman who was filmed yelling the N-word on the New York City subway sometime last week.
In a now-viral video on Instagram, the woman, who has blond hair, can be seen standing on the train and spewing racist remarks at a person she refers to as “b-boy,” who is not caught in the frame.
- Robert Kelley, vice president of New York City’s Transport Union, slammed the city’s bail reform on “Fox & Friends First” on Monday in protest after officials put repeat offender Alexander Wright under the new bail reform.
- Wright, 49, was charged with assault and harassment for attacking Pelham Bay Park Station subway cleaner Anthony Nelson, 35, on Aug. 11. Wright also has over 40 prior arrests, including one for attacking an Asian woman in New York City’s Chinatown in May 2021.
- “The new bail reform must be changed,” Kelley told “Fox & Friends First” host Todd Piro. “Time and time again, this guy [Wright] shouldn't have even been privileged to be under the new bail reform in terms of him being free. After 40 beatings, you'd think they'd lock him up and throw away the key.”
- "I never thought I'd say this, but, at the end of the day, the MTA employees have a more dangerous job than the NYPD," Kelley added. "At least they [the NYPD] have weapons to protect themselves… our members don't."
Robert Kelley, vice president of New York City’s Transport Union, slammed the city’s bail reform on national television following a repeat offender’s attack on a “hero” subway employee nearly two months ago.
Kelley criticized the city’s bail reform during his appearance on “Fox & Friends First” on Monday, more than a month after Alexander Wright, 49, was accused of assaulting an off-duty subway worker in the Bronx in August.
- Jeon Joo-hwan, a 31-year-old South Korean man who had been accused of stalking his former female colleague, allegedly stabbed her to death at a subway station in Seoul on Sept. 14 – the day before he was due to be sentenced on charges of stalking.
- Jeon was arrested and fired from his job after the woman reported him to the police in October 2021, according to reports.
- However, police deemed Jeon as “low risk,” and he was later released on bail.
- He has been sentenced to nine years in prison for stalking the victim. He will be tried and sentenced separately for her murder.
- The incident has sparked nationwide outrage and criticism toward law enforcement, who many believe failed to protect the woman.
A South Korean man who had been accused of stalking a former colleague allegedly murdered her at a subway station in central Seoul the day before he was due to be sentenced.
Jeon Joo-hwan, 31, had stalked and threatened his former female colleague on more than 300 separate occasions over a nearly two-year period, according to the court.
- 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.
- Kang Tae-oh, who plays the main love interest in the K-drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” has gone viral for his role in a Subway commercial.
- In “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” the signature line of Kang’s character, paralegal Lee Jun-ho, is “How disappointing."
- “How disappointing” in Korean is “Sub-sub han daeyo,” with “Sub-sub” meaning "disappointing."
- Subway uploaded a commercial on Wednesday to their YouTube channel of Kang playing five characters, including Lee Jun Ho, who says his signature line.
- The actor will start his mandatory military enlistment on Sept. 20.
Actor Kang Tae-oh from the K-drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” has gone viral for a Subway commercial in which he utters his iconic line from the show.
Kang plays the paralegal Lee Jun-ho and serves as the love interest opposite the show’s protagonist, Woo Young-woo. In one scene between the pair, Woo asks Lee if she can touch him to confirm her feelings about him.
- Derrick Johnson, 40, has been charged for assaulting two women of Korean descent and hurling anti-Asian slurs at them after entering the 47th-50th Streets/Rockefeller Center subway station in New York City on May 8.
- Johnson is facing two counts of third-degree assault as a hate crime and two counts of second-degree aggravated harassment, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said during Johnson’s indictment on Wednesday.
- The man, who was accused of throwing an unknown liquid at the two women, also reportedly spat at one of them, said racially offensive remarks such as “I don’t know why you’re here” and charged at one of them.
- “The rise of bias-driven crimes is unacceptable… We are expanding our Office’s Hate Crimes Unit to enhance these prosecutions while increasing community engagement and other preventative measures," Bragg said in a statement.
A man has been charged for assaulting two Asian women and hurling anti-Asian comments at them in a New York City subway station last May.
Derrick Johnson, 40, is facing two counts of third-degree assault as a hate crime and two counts of second-degree aggravated harassment, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said during Johnson’s indictment on Wednesday.
- Philippine Consul General in New York Elmer Cato claimed in a tweet on Saturday that a Filipino health worker was spat on and insulted by a fellow passenger inside an N Broadway Express train in New York City.
- “A woman picked on the wrong Asian on the N train this morning,” Cato wrote. “She spat on her hand and wiped her saliva on a young Filipino hospital worker seated next to her.”
- His tweet also hinted that the health worker fought back against her aggressor, who “saw a few stars” after the encounter.
- Cato did not share additional information, citing safety concerns involving the health worker who “comes from a family of boxing legends in the Philippines.”
A Filipino health worker reportedly retaliated against a woman who spat on her while riding an N Broadway Express train in New York City on Saturday.
Philippine Consul General in New York Elmer Cato shared information about the alleged incident in a tweet on Saturday that included the hashtag #StopAsianHate.
- Nicholas Martin, the 24-year-old suspect accused of hurling anti-Asian remarks and slashing an Asian man on a subway train in Brooklyn, New York, surrendered to the police on Thursday.
- He faces two counts of assault, one of which is being charged as a hate crime.
- Martin got into a verbal dispute with a 39-year-old Asian man riding a southbound F train approaching York Street station in Brooklyn on May 31.
- Both men spouted racial slurs before Martin reportedly slashed the victim in the chest and neck with a knife.
- The victim has been treated for his injuries and is now recovering.
The suspect accused of hurling anti-Asian remarks and slashing an Asian man on a subway train in Brooklyn, New York, has been arrested.
Nicholas Martin, 24, turned himself in at the 105th Precinct in Queens on Thursday. The suspect from Springfield Gardens faces two counts of assault, one of which is being charged as a hate crime.