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10K reward offered in subway attack on Asian woman

The president of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance in New York announced a $10,000 reward in a brutal attack which left a 58-year old woman in critical condition, reports NBC4.

“I’ve waited for elected officials to come out and denounce this crime and it’s been five days, it’s been six days — nothing happened,” said Phil Wong, according to the New York Post.

Police say 58-year old Htwe Than Than and her 22-year old son Kyaw Zaw Hein were exiting the Canal Street station near Manhattan Chinatown when a suspect grabbed the son’s backpack from behind. That action, they said, sent both tumbling down the stairs. Emergency crews rushed the mother into surgery for head injuries.

“Just wanted to give everyone an update. Nothing has changed for my mother/wife. We are still praying for her everyday. Thank you all for your support!” wrote Kyaw and his father, Myint Shein, on their Go Fund Me page.

So far more than $42,000 has been raised for Htwe’s care.

“You would think that a crime like this that puts a mother in ICU, on life support, would have the attention of not just the city but the whole world,” Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels and Republican candidate for mayor of New York City said.

You can see video of the suspect leaving the station in the tweet below from the NYPD.

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