Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the attack of a 91-year-old Asian man in Oakland’s Chinatown.
As reported by KGO, 28-year-old Yahya Muslim has been arrested and charged for allegedly pushing the elderly man to the ground on January 31 outside the Asian Resource Center. KRON4 reports that the victim suffered lacerations, abrasions, and a contusion to his thumb.
“We are filing charges against a suspect identified as Yahya Muslim. We have charged him with three counts of assault that involve three separate victims,” Alameda County D.A. Nancy O’Malley said at a press conference.
KGO says Muslim is also facing charges of inflicting great bodily injury and committing a crime against an elderly person.
Authorities say Muslim is in custody on an unrelated criminal case and was booked on Monday, February 1. Additionally, O’Malley says the suspect has two prior felony assault convictions.
Police believe that Muslim also attacked a 60-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman on January 31.
“The suspect pushed both victims to the ground, resulting in the woman losing consciousness. The man also suffered injury. Both victims were treated at a local hospital for their injuries,” the Oakland Police Department said in a press release.
After the shocking video went viral last week, actors Daniel Wu and Daniel Dae Kim both offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.
The skyrocketing number of hate crimes against Asian Americans continues to grow, despite our repeated pleas for help. The crimes ignored and even excused. Remember Vincent Chin. #EnoughisEnough. @danieldaekim & I are offering a $25,000 reward.. https://t.co/psNxAPeRVR— Daniel Wu (@danielwuyanzu) February 5, 2021