Man Arrested On Hate Crime Charges For Threatening Elderly Asian Woman in NYC


A man, 48, has been arrested for harassing an elderly Asian woman, 65, in Midtown Manhattan over the weekend, according to police. Bobby Eli was arrested one day after the incident occurred on Friday and has been charged with second-degree aggravated harassment and third-degree menacing. Both are being counted as hate crimes, police said.

The East Harlem resident reportedly approached the victim on W. 40th Street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues, at 4 p.m. and began hurling racist insults at her, according to WINS. The suspect made comments such as, “You stupid Chinese blue hair. You stupid Chinese b****,” and, “Why you have blue hair, b****?” He also threatened the woman by swinging around unknown objects toward her before running away. Although the victim wasn’t injured, she feared for her safety. Police were able to identify the man from a photo the woman managed to capture. According to a Manhattan District Attorney spokesperson, Eli was arraigned on Sunday afternoon and his bail was set at $1, NBC reported. The arrest was made on the same day community members in New York City rallied against the rise of anti-Asian violence. Activists at the demonstration advocated for building “community and solidarity” to end discrimination rather than increasing police activity. Feature Image via NYPD Hate Crimes

Enjoy this content? Read more from NextShark!

Fitness Guru Chloe Ting Claps Back After Bodybuilder Posts Over 60 Instagram Stories Against Her

GoFundMe for Family of Pakistani Uber Eats Driver in Fatal Carjacking Raises Over $700K

Africans in China Report Being Evicted From Homes and Hotels Over Claims of ‘Importing’ Coronavirus

Uyghur Model Allegedly Goes From Making $1,440 a Day to Being Chained to a Bed in Chinese ‘Reeducation Camp’





Source link

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Related Post

NEWSLETTER

Sign up for Breaking News, Newsletter, Blog Posts and Special Deals from 1631 Digital and their media/marketing partners.

Subscribers agree to be contacted from 1631 Digital News and/or their media/marketing partners for breaking news alerts, newsletters and special media marketing offers via email, mail and/or texting communication.