NYPD makes arrest in assault of 61-year-old Asian man
April 27, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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A man has been arrested in connection with the case of a 61-year-old Asian man who was attacked last week in New York, police said.
(CNN)A man has been arrested in connection with the case of a 61-year-old Asian man who was attacked last week in New York, police said.
The incident was being investigated as a possible hate crime, the NYPD said.
CNN has reached out to the police department asking why hate crime charges were not pursued and whether its hate crimes task force is still investigating the case.
Last week's incident, which comes amid a surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans in New York City and across the nation, was captured on surveillance video.
The NYPD has said its investigating more than 60 possible hate crimes against Asian Americans this year, and 42 incidents through the end of March have been classified as hate crimes.
A report by Stop AAPI Hate cited nearly 3,800 "hate incidents" against Asian Americans from March to February, ranging from verbal harassment to assaults to workplace discrimination.
The group, which chronicles hate and harassment incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders during the pandemic, said it has received 503 reports of anti-Asian hate and bias so far this year.