A stranger randomly slugged an Asian girl in a stunning caught-on-video assault in Chelsea that’s being investigated as a attainable hate crime, cops mentioned.
The 68-year-old sufferer was crossing the road on the intersection of Ninth Avenue and West nineteenth Avenue round 8:50 a.m. April 24 when the male attacker immediately comes up behind her, footage launched early Monday reveals.
The girl then runs again within the different course, holding her arm out in an try to maintain the assailant away, earlier than the brute chases her and punches her within the torso — knocking her to the bottom in the course of the road, the clip reveals.
The suspect, who didn’t say a phrase in the course of the assault, ran off, police mentioned.
The sufferer was taken to Lenox Well being Greenwich Village Hospital with bruised ribs and again ache, cops mentioned.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Process Power is investigating the crime.
Police have been nonetheless in search of the assailant Monday morning.