Asian woman knocked down, repeatedly kicked as witnesses look on impassively

Asian woman knocked down, repeatedly kicked as witnesses look on impassively
Security video

[Ed. – Who are the attackers in this Asian-American hate crimes?]

A 65-year-old Asian American woman was knocked to the ground Monday and repeatedly kicked outside a luxury New York City apartment building as staff members appeared to watch without coming to her aid, according to surveillance video of the incident.

The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the assault, and the staff members who witnessed it have been suspended, officials said.

The attack unfolded about 11:40 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of West 43rd Street, which is in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, police said.

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Police released video that captured a man kicking the victim in her stomach, causing her to fall to the ground. The man then stomped the woman’s head multiple times while making anti-Asian statements, police said.

Video appeared to show that as the assault continued, at least three people in the lobby of the apartment stood by and watched.

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