Asian Man Randomly Stabbed to Death For Not Wearing a Mask

April 28, 2021

BOTHELL, Washington—Ian Patrick Williams, 25, was arrested for allegedly stabbing and killing 29-year-old John Huynh on Sunday, April 25, around 7:15 p.m. Huynh was a proud newlywed and worked with patients at a local health organization.

Williams stabbed Huynh—who he’s never met—before running to his mother and saying “an anti-masker had attacked him.”

Ian Patrick Williams. Image via KIRO7

According to KIRO7, Williams stabbed Huynh seconds after seeing him leave the Bothell apartment complex, where Williams also lives with his mother.

As Huynh was leaving the apartment building, a witness stated to police Williams “flipped his middle finger” at him as he left the building. The witness further states Huynh was confused and asked Williams if he “flipped him off or waved at him.”

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Williams then pulled out a knife and stabbed Huynh in the heart, according to the witness.

Four bystanders applied pressure to Huynh’s wounds and paramedics attempted a field blood transfusion upon arrival in an effort to save his life. However, he was pronounced dead in the ambulance, reports KIRO7.

Police stated Williams’ mother told them he was “very excited and told her an anti-masker had attacked him.”

“She told him to show her where he was hurt and he initially said he was not hurt, but he thought he hurt the other guy,” according to court documents obtained by KIRO7.

Police found Williams inside the bedroom of his apartment treating the cuts on his hands. They arrested him and found a folding knife in the bathroom.

A GoFundMe page has been set up by Huynh’s family, they’re hoping to hold his burial in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where his parents live.

A statement regarding Huynh was sent to KIRO7 by close friends: “John was such an incredibly kind soul and the textbook definition of a humble man of God. He consistently tried to help others and make their lives better. Just recently he introduced us to a friend of his that he was working on helping start a career. John had no problem walking up to a stranger and inviting them into a cheerful conversation. He was the kind of person that always greeted you with a big smile and a compliment. The last conversation we had with him, he was describing his approach in life of ‘going with the flow.’ He didn’t like the idea of planning out life events, but rather he wanted to be present and enjoy whatever life threw at him. I walked away from the conversation with a better outlook on life. He will be truly missed by so many people, who he went out of his way to offer comfort.”

The GoFundMe page can be accessed by clicking HERE

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