In a brazen attack outside a Chinatown restaurant on Monday, an agitated guy slugged an Asian woman in the face, knocking her to the ground.
The terrifying daytime assault on Bayard Street, near Mott Street, was captured on surveillance video released to Twitter by Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, whose district includes Chinatown.
At roughly 6:15 p.m., the 55-year-old victim is seen strolling by the Kong Sihk Tong café when a man in an orange sweatshirt and denim jacket whacks her without provocation.
As two people sitting outside sit in startled silence, the woman falls backwards onto the sidewalk, and the attacker begins shouting.
The victim, whose back was leaning against a column of the eatery’s outside eating setting, is then checked on by a man.
He asks, “Are you OK?” but the woman doesn’t answer or move, according to the video.
According to cops, she was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital in stable condition.
The victim was “conscious, cognitive, and alert,” according to Niou.
According to law enforcement authorities, the suspect in the savage assault was apprehended and sent to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
He was facing charges at the time.
The assemblywoman tweeted, “Things are being examined, and the hate crimes task force has been called in.”