Pipe-Wielding Suspect Attacks Asian Woman on Ludlow Street, Prompting Another Hate Crime Investigation
Police are investigating an attack on an Asian woman on the Lower East Side yesterday afternoon as a hate crime, the second such incident over the weekend as violence against Asians continues to escalate.
The victim, a 54-year-old woman, was walking near Grand and Ludlow Streets when a pipe-wielding maniac approached her and yelled “fucking Asians,” the New York Post reported. He then struck her in the face with the weapon.
Cops arrested the suspect at the scene, and identified him as 34-year-old Elias Guerro.
The woman reportedly suffered lacerations to her left eye and nose, and was treated at Beth Israel Hospital.
This gruesome attack transpired a day after an older Asian man was jumped outside Rockwood Music Hall.