Asian Woman, 65, Attacked in Front of Apartment as Staff Watches

A 65-year-old Asian woman was seen on video being repeatedly stomped as nearby apartment employees look on without intervening.

According to the NYPD, on Monday at approximately 11:40 a.m., a male suspect punched and kicked the woman while making anti-Asian statements in front of 360 W. 43 St in Manhattan.

As seen in a video posted by authorities, staff members at the building witnessed the attack but did not help or intervene. One employee was seen closing the door as the assailant walked away and the woman lay on the sidewalk injured.

Per TMZ, cops say the suspect told the woman, "---- you, you don't belong here."

In a statement, officials say, "The victim sustained a serious physical injury and was removed by EMS to NYU Langone Hospitalโ€ where she was stable.

ABC 7 reporter CeFaan Kim wrote on his Instagram that NYPD says the elderly Filipino woman was walking to church when she was attacked.

NBC News reports that the NYPDโ€™s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the assault and have released photos of the suspect. They are encouraging anyone with information about the man in question to come forward with tips.

On Tuesday, The Brodsky Organization, the company that manages the luxury apartment, said in a statement that โ€œthe staff who witnessed the attack have been suspended pending an investigation in conjunction with their union.โ€ They are also working to identify a "third-party vendor present during the incident so that appropriate action can be taken."

Additionally, the company denounced โ€œall forms of violence, racism, xenophobia, and violence against the Asian American community.โ€

That day, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo condemned the attack, declaring, โ€œHate has no place in New York.โ€


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