2 Filipinos attacked in New York

Two Filipinos were once again attacked in separate areas in Midtown Manhattan in New York.

A 73-year-old Filipino was the first victim of the attack on 8th Avenue on Sunday.


The video released by the New York Police Department Crime Stopper shows how the suspect pushed the victim while walking toward the church.

The victim sustained a bruise on his face and is now recovering.

Responding police immediately arrested the suspect who was identified as Dominick Staton, 44-years-old, currently homeless.


On Monday, another 53-year-old Filipino was also attacked at a fast-food chain in Midtown.

The NYPD Crime Stopper released the video of the incident to ask for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

In the video, the victim can be seen ordering food when the suspect suddenly approached him and punched him.


The video also shows how a customer watched the suspect beating the victim. The suspect immediately fled with the victim’s money and cellphone.

The victim sustained bruises and wounds on his face and was rushed to the hospital.

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2 Filipinos attacked in New York

The NYPD is still investigating whether the two incidents are related to hate crimes.

This is the 34th incident of attacks on Filipinos recorded by the Philippine Consulate General in New York.

Two weeks ago, a Filipina was also beaten by a suspect in Yonkers, New York, which police said was an unprovoked attack.

Consol General Elmer Cato once again reminded the people of New York to be careful.

A rally is being prepared by various groups of the Filipino community to condemn the series of attacks on the countrymen.

Elmer Cato, the Philippine Consul General in New York, condemned the incident, calling it “an atrocious conduct against an elderly Filipino community member.”

“We are outraged by this unspeakable act committed against an elderly member of the Filipino Community. This is the third incident in less than a week where elderly kababayan have become victims of random violence,” he said in a Twitter post.

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