Two Asian women who were waiting at a bus stop in San Francisco’Tenderloin District on Tuesday evening were stabbed by a man carrying a knife. The attack was unprovoked. Video from Citizen App shows the attack happened in broad daylight. Police arrested a 55-year-old man two hours later. He was not publicly identified by authorities. District Attorney Chesa Boudin tweeted that he was heartbroken and was praying for the victims. Both women are out of surgery and with family at the hospital. One of them is 85 old. “Disgusting and horrific attack on Market St this afternoon of two Asian seniors,” San Francisco District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney said in a statement on Twitter. A motive for the attack has not yet determined. Similar incidents occurred in many parts of Anerica. Asian people have been brutally attacked in New York, California’s Bay Area, Atlanta and also in other places. Four anti-Asian hate crimes occurred only in New York City during the weekend.
“We can’t be silent in the face of rising violence against Asian Americans,” President Biden previously said after an assault on a woman in New York. He announced plans to address rising racism against Asian-Americans and condemned xenophobia. The Justice Department will also review some measures, including by prioritizing prosecution of those who commit hate crimes. The F.B.I. will soon hold civil rights training events to encourage reporting of hate crimes.