Ida Chen, a physician assistant student, unfold a banner she carry at rallies protesting anti-Asian hate, Saturday April 24, 2021, in New York’s Chinatown.
Two more anti-Asian attacks were reported in Queens and Brooklyn over the weekend — including one in which the attacker threatened to shoot the victim and police if they arrived, police sources said Sunday.
A stranger walked into a shop on New Lots Avenue near Cleveland Street in East New York, Brooklyn around 6:30 p.m. Saturday and spewed hateful words at an Asian man inside.
“I hate Asians. I’m going to shoot you,” the attacker said, according to the sources.
When the victim said he was going to call the police, the attacker threatened again, saying “I’ll shoot them, too.”
The attacker, who police described as Hispanic, then fled the location. No weapons were displayed.
In the second attack, a white woman approached an Asian woman around 4 p.m. Saturday on Norden Road in Forest Hills, Queens, the sources said.
“Why are you wearing a mask? I’m not,” the woman said. “Are you
The victim ignored the comments and walked away.
The white female then stated: “F–k you.”
There were no injuries.
The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is investigating both incidents.
The city has experienced an increase in hate crimes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to police statistics.