Two NYC building staff suspended for not helping Asian woman, 65, who was viciously attacked

Two building staff who witnessed Asian woman, 65, being kicked in the head on her way to church in shocking daylight attack in NYC are suspended from work for doing nothing to help her

  • An Asian woman was caught on camera being viciously assaulted in New York
  • 65-year-old woman was attacked randomly on Monday just before midday
  • Surveillance footage captures her being kicked and then stomped on
  • Two workers from a nearby building appeared to turn a blind eye
  • Neither attempted to stop the attack, chase after the suspect or help the woman
  • In a statement Tuesday the Brodsky Organization – the management company for the building – said: ‘The staff who witnessed the attack have been suspended’
  • A third-party delivery vendor present during the incident is also being sought

By James Gordon For Dailymail.com and Associated Press

Published: 07:01, 30 March 2021 | Updated: 17:13, 30 March 2021

Two building staff who witnessed an Asian woman being kicked in the head in a vicious daylight attack have been suspended from work for doing nothing to help her. 

The victim, 65, was on her way to church when she was attacked by a man in Manhattan on Monday. He reportedly told her: ‘F*** you, you don’t belong here.’

Surveillance camera footage captures the moment the suspect randomly kicks the woman to the ground before stomping on her head and face at least three times.

According to video of the assault, the two people who appeared to be security guards walked into the frame and one of them closed the door as the woman was on the ground. 

In a statement Tuesday the Brodsky Organization – the management company for the building – said: ‘The staff who witnessed the attack have been suspended pending an investigation in conjunction with their union. 

‘The Brodsky Organization is also working to identify a third-party delivery vendor present during the incident so that appropriate action can be taken.’

They added that they ‘condemn all forms of discrimination, racism, xenophobia and violence against the Asian-American community.’

The attack comes amid a national spike in anti-Asian hate crimes. The NYPD says there have been 33 hate crimes with an Asian victim so far this year. 

An Asian woman was caught on camera being viciously assaulted in New York

The 65-year-old woman was attacked randomly on Monday just before midday

Two NYC building staff suspended for not helping Asian woman, 65, who was viciously attacked

The suspect was also caught clearly on surveillance camera as he walked away from the scene

One of the men appeared to be busy opening up packages while the attack was ongoing.

At one point, a second security guard could be seen closing the front door to the premises where the pair were working, completely ignoring the woman who had just been the victim of a savage assault.

Neither decided to chase after the suspect who was still being hunted by police on Monday night.  

The unidentified suspect allegedly hurled anti-Asian statements as he punched and kicked the 65-year-old woman on West 43rd Street near Ninth Avenue just before midday, according to the NYPD.   

Two NYC building staff suspended for not helping Asian woman, 65, who was viciously attacked

The unidentified suspect allegedly hurled anti-Asian statements as he punched and kicked the 65-year-old woman outside this building on West 43rd Street near Ninth Avenue just before midday, according to the NYPD

Two NYC building staff suspended for not helping Asian woman, 65, who was viciously attacked

Surveillance footage captures her being kicked and then stomped on

Two NYC building staff suspended for not helping Asian woman, 65, who was viciously attacked

Two workers from a nearby building appeared to turn a blind eye. Neither attempted to stop the attack, chase after the suspect or help the woman

‘F*** you, you don’t belong here,’ the man is said to have yelled at the woman according to sources as reported by the New York Post. 

The woman was taken to NYU Langone Hospital in stable condition having suffered a fractured pelvis.

The suspect was also caught clearly on surveillance camera as he walked away from the scene and appeared to be wearing distinctive blue pants, a maroon scarf and beige cardigan.

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is now investigating the incident. 

Two NYC building staff suspended for not helping Asian woman, 65, who was viciously attacked

The NYPD are offering a £2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest

Two NYC building staff suspended for not helping Asian woman, 65, who was viciously attacked

The man appeared to be wearing distinctive blue pants, a maroon scarf and beige cardigan

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea called Monday’s attack ‘disgusting.’

‘I don’t know who attacks a 65-year-old woman and leaves her on the street like that,’ Shea said Tuesday on TV station NY1.

Shea recently said the agency would increase its outreach and patrols in predominantly Asian communities.

According to a report from Stop AAPI Hate over 3,795 incidents were reported to the organization from March 19, 2020, to February 28, 2021.

The organization said that number is ‘only a fraction of the number of hate incidents that actually occur.’

Mayor Bill de Blasio called the video ‘absolutely disgusting and outrageous’ and said it was ‘absolutely unacceptable’ that witnesses did not intervene.

‘I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what you do, you’ve got to help your fellow New Yorker,’ de Blasio said Tuesday at his daily news briefing. 

‘If you see someone being attacked, do whatever you can. Make noise. Call out what’s happening.

Go and try and help. Immediately call for help. Call 911. 

‘This is something where we all have to be part of the solution.

We can’t just stand back and watch a heinous act happening.’

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