January 13, 2022
QUEENS, New York—An African-American man tackled an elderly woman on a Queens street in an unprovoked attack this week, reports the New York Post.
The 75-year-old Asian woman was on Queens Boulevard near 77th Avenue in Forest Hills around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, when the assailant suddenly tackled her without saying a word.
Although the 75-year-old is believed to be Asian, the incident is not being considered a hate crime, according to police.
ABC7 NY now identifies the victim as Younghee Choe, a retired nurse. She spoke exclusively with ABC.
“I don’t know,” she said. “I didn’t hear anything, and I lost consciousness immediately when I fell down. So that’s why I don’t even remember his face. I don’t know, I just completely went down, and I almost died.”
If you have any information, please call 1-800-577-TIPS. There is a $3,500 reward. All calls are confidential.
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