Over the weekend in New York City, a 15-year-old Asian boy was beaten by a group of teenagers on 99th street in Queens, reports PIX 11. The incident took place on Saturday around 3 pm on the border of Rego Park and Corona. Five teens approached the 15-year-old and called him “ching chong” and jumped him. The victim was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Three of the five assailants were arrested. An 18, 15, and 14-year-old were charged with misdemeanor assault and harassment. Police are looking for two of the other suspects. Authorities said that hate crimes charges could be added.
Meanwhile, in New York City on the same day but around 20 minutes later, an Asian woman was almost pushed onto the subway tracks. Police said the 52-year-old woman was at the Myrtle Avenue-Broadway station in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn when another woman who the victim didn’t know or have any prior interaction with pushed her twice towards the track while saying anti-Asian remarks.
A bystander in the area intervened and prevented the victim from falling down onto the tracks.
Police are investigating the incident and have not made any arrests.