The female victim then falls to the ground and is kicked and punched by the teenagers for several seconds before someone is heard yelling “Yo!” to the teens and the video stops.
Police were first alerted of the attack when the female victim approached a transit officer for help at 3:45 午後, Chief Nestel said. She was then taken to Temple Hospital to be treated for a laceration.
All four suspects were identified as Black girls with ages ranging from 13-16, 警察は言った.
The mother of one of the teen suspects recognized her daughter from the video, which has been circulated online, and reported her to police, Nestel said at the press conference.
Each of the suspects, 識別されなかった人, has been charged with aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation, 犯罪陰謀, simple assault, disorderly conduct, and a recklessly endangering another person, according to Krasner, the district attorney.
One of the suspects was also charged with robbery for attempted theft of a victim’s air pods, 検察官は言った.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said he was appalled after learning about the incident and said the city would not tolerate such acts of hate.
“Those involved in the assault have been identified and will be held accountable. I want our residents to know that we will not tolerate any acts of hate,” Kenney tweeted.
Numerous Asian Americans have been targeted in violent attacks since last year
. 今週はじめ, AAPIHateを停止します
, a coalition of organizations dedicated to addressing anti-Asian discrimination
, said it has received reports of
10,370 incidents from March
19, 2020, to September
組織, which does not verify each report, said the most common form of incident reported was harassment (69%), followed by avoidance or shunning (16.3%) or physical assault (16.1%).
A third of the incidents took place on public streets or inside a business, Stop AAPI Hate said, 以上 60% of the victims were women.