New York City police have charged a man with a hate crime after he was arrested for an unprovoked assault on a 55-year old Asian woman in the Chinatown area, police said.
Alexander Wright, 48, was charged with "Assault", "Assault as a Hate Crime" and "Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance," Detective Annette Shelton told Reuters by email.
The man, wearing an orange hoodie and blue jacket, then walks away as passers by come to the victim's aid.
"This just happened in my district in Chinatown," Niou said on Twitter, adding the video was sent by a constituent.
Police apprehended Wright for the assault and moved him to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation, Shelton said.
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