Two New York building security staff members who reportedly witnessed a brutal assault on an Asian woman have been suspended for allegedly not stepping in to help her.
According to the New York Post, the incident happened in Manhattan on Monday near West 43rd Street and Ninth Avenue, when an unidentified male started yelling racist slurs at a 65-year-old Asian woman who was on her way to church.
“F–k you, you don’t belong here,” the man reportedly yelled.
As the attack unfolded, the building staff members were caught on security footage observing the beating. One of the staff members then closed the building door without offering assistance to the victim.
The victim was eventually taken to an area hospital with a fractured pelvis.
MailOnline reports that on Tuesday, the management company for the building – the Brodsky Organization – said that the two employees 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.”
The suspect, who still remains at large as of Tuesday, was wearing blue pants, a maroon scarf, and a beige cardigan.
WANTED in connection to an assault. On Monday, March 29th at 11:40 AM, at 360 West 43rd St, a female, 65, was approached by an unidentified male who punched and kicked her about the body and made anti-Asian statements. Have Info? Call or DM☎️1-800-577-TIPS. Up to $2500 reward. pic.twitter.com/5Haz2ZHkdz
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) March 30, 2021
“I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what you do, you’ve got to help your fellow New Yorker,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.
“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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[Feature Photo via NYPD CrimeStoppers]