Asian woman smashed with hammer in Manhattan over COVID mask: Report


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By Kyle Lawson | STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The NYPD is investigating a violent assault Sunday night in Midtown as a possible hate crime, amid a string of attacks against Asians across New York City. Police said a female suspect, described only to be in her 50s, struck a 31-year-old Asian woman in the head with a hammer, while demanding the woman remove her COVID-19 mask, the New York Daily News reported. On Staten Island, about 70 people gathered March 30 at Snug Harbor to honor the lives of those who have died recently amid a spike in hate...