Police Arrest Man Accused Of Attacking Woman On Flushing Sidewalk


A 47-year-old Queens man has been arrested for allegedly attacking a lady with out provocation on a Queens sidewalk Wednesday afternoon.

Video exhibits the person throwing an object at a 52-year-old lady outdoors 135-45 Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, after which, as she walks backwards, shoving her to the sidewalk.

The sufferer, who had been ready on line outdoors a bakery, struck her head on the cement, and was taken to Sales space Memorial Hospital. She required 5-10 stitches on her brow, in accordance with her household. The actress Olivia Munn additionally requested her social media followers to assist discover the suspect:

The sufferer’s daughter, Maggie Kayla Cheng, wrote on Fb, “This douchebag was yelling out racial slurs, walks into my mother and shoved my mom on Primary road and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, Queens right this moment. He shoved her with such power that she hit her head on the concrete and handed out on the ground. She obtained 5-10 stitches on her brow, spending 4-5 hours within the hospital. Hate crime has no place in our neighborhood. The way you go up towards a 5’3 110-115 lbs girl?”

By Thursday morning, the police introduced that Patrick Mateo, 47, was arrested on fees of assault and harassment. Witness Derrick Chan informed WABC 7, “The man simply peeped out of the espresso store and he goes ‘I am going to eff you up! After which swiftly he comes out and tosses like a field of spoons at her. After which simply does a soccer sack and pushed her to the bottom.”

It’s unclear whether or not the assault is racially motivated—the sufferer’s son stated investigators consider the dispute was over social distancing at this level—however the incident comes as extra violent acts towards Asians within the nation are reported. An 84-year-old Thai man died after being shoved in San Francisco earlier this month, and a 61-year-old Filipino man was slashed throughout the face on an L practice in NYC, additionally in February.

Two Asian girls had been attacked within the NYC subway system on Tuesday: Simply earlier than 7 a.m. on the a hundred and twenty fifth and St. Nicholas Avenue station, a 68-year-old lady was punched behind the top whereas she waited for an A practice. Within the second assault, at 11:45 a.m., a 71-year-old lady on a southbound E practice was punched within the face whereas the practice was between fifth and seventh Avenues.

The police haven’t concluded these incidents had been particularly hate crimes towards Asians, however the sufferer within the E practice assault told WABC 7 she believed she was targeted because of her race, as a result of two different non-Asian girls had been sitting subsequent to her, but she was the one who was struck.

Final August, amid an increase in each bodily and verbal anti-Asian incidents, the NYPD convened an Asian Hate Crimes Job Pressure. On the time, NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison defined, “This enhance was cultivated because of the anti-Asian rhetoric concerning the virus that was publicized and people started to assault Asian New Yorkers.”