Police and sources said an Asian woman was randomly attacked in Manhattan on Sunday afternoon in a possible hate crime attack.
Police said the 41-year-old victim was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground as she went to West 31st Street near Sixth Avenue at one o’clock in the afternoon.
According to police sources, a 37-year-old woman yelled something in Spanish at the victim during the attack.
Sources said the victim flagged off the police and later helped to locate her attacker near the intersection of the crime.
Police said they have taken the suspect into custody and are investigating the incident as a possible prejudicial crime. As of late Sunday night, no charges were filed.
The Big Apple is experiencing an increase in attacks against people of Asian descent. Last year, there were 28 such racially motivated attacks compared to just two in 2019.