New York City police are looking for a suspect who was seen on video brutally beating an Asian man and putting him in a chokehold on the subway.
The footage has left viewers disgusted. Here's the full story...
The NYPD are on the hunt for a suspect who beat an Asian man on a subway car, leaving him unconscious.
Footage of the incident began circulating on social media Sunday evening.
It soon caught the attention of the NYPD's hate crimes unit and so they called on the public for any information.
Tweeting footage of the horrific incident, they wrote: "We need the public's help. The NYPD is aware of this video and is investigating."
"Anyone that has information regarding this incident is urged to call or DM @NYPDTips 1-800-577-TIPS and provide additional details including the date and time of occurrence. "
And the video has sparked quite a stir online.
Many have questioned why no one helped stop the attack...
Pray that Asian man is alright. All those passengers could have gotten up and overwhelmed that one attacker. Instead, they sat there watching.— CrystalS (@groundx) March 29, 2021
A train full of people and not one helped how do you watch someone get violently punched over and over and then choked? So sad prayers to that poor man I hope he is ok— Stephanie (@Stephieb5599) March 29, 2021
I just love the society we've created .. 30 people standing around filming someone nearly getting murdered and not a single one of them steps in to stop it .. got them instagram likes though didn't they ..— Jakbo🤘🏻💀 (@Jakbo_) March 30, 2021
All those passengers could have saved that person. All of them together could have helped that person. COULD have stopped that from happening. What is wrong with people in AMERICA??? have they really lost their humanity? It's like the stories before and during WWII. 😭😭😭— TinBurger (@tinburger) March 29, 2021
It's shocking that no one came this man's aid. Yes, it's frightening to intervene. No one knows how they will react in a situation. But usually someone reacts instinctually and inserts themselves into a situation.— Steve Kastenbaum (@SKastenbaum) March 29, 2021
A train full of people just sitting there and watching someone choked to death. Typical NYC. That’s the reason why I have no love for that city. My brother in NYU got cut in the back with knife on a train and no one even care.— Annie (@Annielee1955) March 29, 2021
I'm so sad and angry to watch this. This cannot happen in a well-developed country and in public. It is unacceptable. I'm not only sad for the man but also sad for our society like this...cannot believe and breath— HONGLI (@Lillyhongli) March 29, 2021
Those watching shame on you!!!!!!— ᴮᴱ ⁷ forever ²⁰¹³ ⟭⟬ ⟬⟭ (@licinia74) March 29, 2021
While others questioned why it happened in the first place.
According to witnesses on the train the guy who is seen getting beat up in this video called the man a racial slur, therefor I don’t think this classifies as a hate crime.— Dixon (@Dixonoliver23) March 29, 2021
The person called the man slurs, and that was the outcome.— SunkissedMelaninˣ (@SunkissedMelan3) March 29, 2021
How about the guy cslling him the N word. Why is this being edited out? @trbrtc— ThinkOn3™ (@ThinkOn3) March 29, 2021
Well, is the Asian man being charged with a hate crime for calling the black man the n-word to start this fight?— PeopleVexedAF (@PeopleVexedAF) March 29, 2021
The footage begins showing the 2 men having already begun fighting.
They trade blows to each other while fellow passengers look on.
The victim is eventually knocked down by his attacker.
He is then held in a chokehold before appearing to lose consciousness.
Passengers can be heard calling for the attacker to stop.
Before the victim is left on the floor and the attacker exits the carriage.
It comes as the U.S is seeing a surge in violence targeting Asian Americans.
The condition of the man assaulted is currently unknown.
You can see the horrific video here.
We need the public's help. The NYPD is aware of this video and is investigating. Anyone that has information regarding this incident is urged to call or DM @NYPDTips 1-800-577-TIPS and provide additional details including the date and time of occurrence. @NYPDTransit @NYPDnews https://t.co/fJmZC1QJac— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) March 29, 2021
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