*The man responsible for Monday’s attack on an Asian American woman has been charged for his crime.
The suspect identified as Alexander Wright has been arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime and other counts, CBS New York reports. Investigators say Wright was found with what looks like the drug K2 when they detained him. They also believe the 48-year-old, who has been arrested 17 times — eight this year — lives in a homeless shelter.
As we previously reported, the incident happened in Chinatown at 6:15 p.m., when authorities say the 55-year-old woman was punched in a random and unprovoked attack. The woman was knocked to the ground and was taken to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital with a facial injury. As ABC7NY reports, after the suspect punched that woman in the face, witnesses say he then turned to the crowd and yelled, “Do you wanna fight me?”
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