NYPD Seeking Information on Suspects in Apparent Anti-Asian Hate Crime Assault

Surveillance video of suspects in an anti-Asian hate crime that allegedly occurred on the New York subway last month. (Photo credit: NYPD)
Surveillance video of suspects in an anti-Asian hate crime that allegedly occurred on the New York subway last month. (Photo credit: NYPD)

Gothamist reports today that the NYPD are seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects in an alleged anti-Asian hate crime that occurred last month on the New York City subway.

According to police, a 29 year old Asian American woman was riding the 1 subway with her parents when she reported that two women boarded the car she was in at the 86th street station. The women, who were reportedly wearing multicoloured leis, approached the victim and began beating her while shouting anti-Asian slurs.

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Playwright David Henry Hwang Recovering After Being Slashed in Neck in Random Assault

David Henry Hwang
David Henry Hwang

The New York Daily News reports today that Tony Award-winning playwright and Yale alum David Henry Hwang is recovering in his Brooklyn-area home after being the victim of a random assault Sunday evening. Hwang was apparently walking near his home when he was attacked from behind by an unknown assailant who slashed his neck. After the attack, Hwang noticed he was bleeding and walked to a hospital.

Hwang told the Daily News:

“Thanks to the excellent work of the doctors at Brooklyn Hospital and Mount Sinai, I’m now home and expected to make a full recovery,” Hwang told the Daily News.

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