The suspect faces felony assault, felony criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing charges.
The NYPD arrested and charged homeless woman Ebony Jackson, 37, for allegedly attacking an Asian woman with a hammer in Hell’s Kitchen.
Jackson faces felony assault, felony criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing charges.
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On Sunday, the attacker told the Asian woman to take off her mask:
The attack unfolded around 8:40 p.m. when the black suspect snapped at her 31-year-old victim, “Take off your mask!” in front of 411 W. 42nd St., cops said Monday.
The attacker swung a hammer at the victim, hitting her on the left side of the face, according to police.
Cops recovered the hammer, but the attacker is still in the wind. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime, authorities said.
The injured woman, who has an address listed in California, was treated at NYU Langone Hospital, cops said.
ABC7NY reported Theresa, the victim, said “her physical pain doesn’t compare to her psychological scars.” The outlet described her as “shaken up and traumatized and in total shock.” There’s more:
“She was talking to herself, like talking to a wall, I thought maybe she was drunk or something, so we just wanted to pass through her quickly and when I passed through her, she saw us and said ‘Take off your f***ing mask,’ which is shocking,” Theresa said. “Suddenly I felt my head get hit by something.”
She was rushed to the hospital and was said to be stable. She suffered a gash in her forehead — a deep wound on the left side of her head — and needed seven stitches.
Theresa came to New York in 2019 for her masters [sic] at FIT [Fashion Institute of Technology].
Theresa said she stayed with her parents in Taiwan during COVID. She came to New York in April to look for a job even though her parents worried about the Asian attacks in America.DONATE
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