Suspect charged with hate crime in stabbing attack against Asian man in New York City

A man accused of stabbing a 36-year-old Asian man Thursday evening outside the federal courthouse in Chinatown, New York Stad, will be charged with attempted murder in the second degree as a hate crime, according to NYPD Detective Arlene Muniz.

Police say the Asian man was walking on the sidewalk at around 6:20 nm. when he was approached from behind by an attacker who stabbed him in the torsowith an unknown sharp objectbefore fleeing.
The victim was taken to an area hospital and is in critical condition, het die NYPD gesê.
Die verdagte, 23-year-old Salman Muflihi, was arrested at 9:30 nm. Thursday and remains in custody, volgens die NYPD.
    The stabbing is the latest violent incident against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The string of recent attacks across the country has Asian communities on high alert and has galvanize a movement to denounce the assaults.
    The second-degree attempted murder as a hate crime charge was added on Friday to other charges Muflihi is currently facing, including assault, forgery and criminal possession of a weapon, het die NYPD gesê.
    CNN is attempting to contact an attorney for Muflihi.
    Op Vrydag, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio commented on the stabbing incident, met verwysing na die “horrible act of violence against an Asian American man out of nowhere, just pure hatred.
      What an injustice on every level,” hy het gesê. The Asian communityhas been through so much and suffered so much discrimination during the Covid era,” hy het gesê.
      De Blasio is encouraging the public to attend a rally at 1 nm. Saturday at Federal Plaza in New York City tosupport this effort in any and every way, because we have to stop hate.

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