A person has been arrested and charged with attacking three elderly Asian victims in Oakland’s Chinatown, authorities mentioned.
Yahya Muslim, 28, was hit with three counts of assault in the Jan. 31 attacks of a 91-year-old man, a 60-year-old man and a 55-year-old lady, KABC reported.
In a single of the attacks, the suspect could be seen creeping up behind the 91-year-old man after which violently pushing him to the bottom in broad daylight earlier than strolling away.
“We acknowledge some in our neighborhood come to Chinatown to focus on folks,” Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong mentioned at a press convention Monday. “We all know they aim our elderly. They arrive as a result of they consider our neighborhood received’t report it to police.”
Muslim’s arrest comes after distinguished actors Daniel Dae Kim and Daniel Wu supplied a $25,000 reward for info resulting in the suspect.
“Racist rhetoric from the pandemic have focused us as being the rationale for coronavirus,” Wu mentioned on the press convention, in response to ABC Information. “And so Asians across-the-board have been focused, being pushed, attacked, spat on. Exterior of San Francisco, in Los Angeles and in New York, these incidents are taking place all around the nation.”