January 23, 2022
NEW YORK CITY—A parolee was charged Thursday with shouting a racial slur at an Asian man on a New York City subway and then shoving him, police said.
35-year-old Tandika Wright shouted “Hey are you a ch*nk? You people brought the virus here,” before shoving the 26-year-old Asian man at 6:15 p.m. on December 9, 2021, on a southbound F train approaching the 23rd Street station, reports the New York Post.
Wright was jailed from 2011 through 2013 on a fourth-degree arson charge. She also has around 35 prior arrests, according to police.
She was also previously arrested on December 11, 2014, and charged with second-degree murder, however, she was ultimately convicted of attempted manslaughter in the first degree and saw prison time from 2015 through 2019. She was then released on parole.
The 35-year-old parolee has now been charged with aggravated harassment based on race or religion. Her original parole was set to expire in March 2025, reports The Post.
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