Two Asians have become targets of harassment and violence in Manhattan earlier this week, adding up to the surge in anti-Asian incidents reported in New York City.
The first incident reportedly occurred on Monday and involved a 31-year-old man walking at Broadway and West 28th Street around 11:30 p.m.
For no apparent reason, a suspect punched the man in the face, the New York Post
The victim ended up at Lenox Hill Hospital according to police, who are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
The second incident reportedly occurred on Tuesday and involved a 28-year-old woman riding the northbound C train in Lower Manhattan.
A male suspect who boarded from the Fulton Street station sat across her and began to harass her, police said.
“F**k you, you Asian b****! Don’t f**k with me! I’m [going to] slap you,” the suspect allegedly screamed during the encounter.
The suspect eventually left and the victim was not physically harmed.
A 34-year-old Asian woman was also racially harassed
on a southbound Q train at the 96th Street station on the same day.