Two New York City teenagers have been arrested and charged with hate crime assault after allegedly attacking an Asian man who refused to give up his seat on the subway, NBC News reports.
The attack allegedly occurred on Saturday, November 19. Teenagers approached a 42-year-old Asian man and his 41-year-old Asian female companion. When the man and his companion refused to give up their seats, the suspects allegedly punched the man and called him “an Asian pig.”
The suspects are 19 and 17-years-old. Police told NBC News that they were allegedly involved in a robbery and assault hours after allegedly attacking the Asian man. The two teenagers were arrested Tuesday on charges of hate crime assault, aggravated harassment, assault, menacing and harassment.
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