New York, NY, April 4, 2019… The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for an alleged assault of an Ecuadorian man in a Chinatown, NY fast food establishment.
According to media and police reports, around 10:25 am on Monday, March 25th, an Ecuadorian man was hit in the face with a chair while at a fast food establishment, as his assailant yelled anti-immigrant slurs at him. Police are still searching for the suspect, described as a white female, 35 to 45 years old, about 5-foot-2. She was last seen wearing a tan jacket, black pants and black and white sneakers. The incident is being investigated by the NYPD Hate Crimes task force as a potential bias crime.
“We condemn this apparent bias-motivated attack in the strongest of terms,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL Regional Director for New York and New Jersey. “Ours is a nation of immigrants and our community simply cannot allow events such as these to become normalized here in New York. We encourage anyone with information to contact the authorities, and hope that this reward facilitates the swift apprehension of the person behind this horrific assault.”
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
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