The NYPD is now tracking down a racist attacker who assaulted seven-woman on a disturbing anti-Asian assault spree in Manhattan on Sunday.
On Tuesday, the NYPD asked the help of the public to help arrest the suspect who punched, elbowed, and shoved his victims from Midtown to Nolita, and back to Greenwich Village.
In the initial police investigation the suspect, who was described as a man with a light complexion and blond hair started his attack on a 57-year-old woman on Madison Ave. and E. 30th St. about 6:30 p.m. when he punched her in the face.
About 10 minutes later, he pounded a 25-year-old woman in the face and arm on Fifth Ave. and E. 30th St.
At 6:45 p.m., he bashed a third woman, 21, in the face on Park Ave. South and E. 23rd St., and did the same to a 25-year-old at Irving Place and E. 17th St. just 5 minutes later. Both women suffered cuts to their mouths.
He shifted tactics for two other attacks, elbowing a 19-year-old woman on Union Square East and E. 17th St. at 7:05, and a 25-year-old at E. Houston St. and Mott St. at 7:25 in the evening.
The blows left both women with a split lip.
About an hour later, he showed up at Broadway and E. Eighth St., just after 8:30 p.m., and shoved a 20-year-old woman to the ground.
Based on the latest NYPD data, it was observed that anti-Asian crimes have risen in the Big Apple.