MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, Manhattan — A man was arrested Thursday following an anti-Asian attack, police said.
The incident happened about 6:30 p.m. Saturday inside the 116th Street Station in Manhattan, police said. The victim — a 53-year-old woman — was walking on the platform when the man hit her from behind. When the victim asked him why he struck her, the man responded by making anti-Asian slurs, police said.
Police said the victim was treated privately for lower back injuries.
Raymond Bennet, 46, faces a hate crime assault charge and another charge for criminal possession of a weapon.