Calls To End Anti-Asian Violence Continue As Police Investigate 2 More Attacks

Despite countless rallies calling for an end to anti-Asian violence and increased police patrols in Asian communities, attacks are still happening at an alarming rate. CBS2's Christina Fan reports.

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- More violence against Asian Americans in New York City this weekend. As the nation deals with a disturbing surge in attacks, city residents are responding with vigils and protests.

CBS2's Christina Fan joins us live from Tribeca with more. Christina?

CHRISTINA FAN: Good morning, Cindy. Police have released photos of two suspects wanted for attacking older Asian men, leaving them with serious head injuries. The assaults adding to the nearly 3,800 hate incidents Asian Amerians have reported since the beginning of the pandemic.

ALL: No more hate! No more hate!

CHRISTINA FAN: Despite countless rallies calling for an end to anti-Asian violence and ramped-up patrols by the NYPD in Asian neighborhoods, attacks are still happening at an alarming frequency.

Saturday morning on the Lower East Side, police say this suspect punched a 66-year-old Asian man in the face. The victim, who suffered bruising and swelling, told police he heard the suspect say the word "Chinese" multiple times before striking him. Police are investigating the assault as a possible hate crime.

A day earlier, inside the Franklin and Varick Street subway station in Tribeca, another attack. Police released this photo of a suspect who struck a 68-year-old man with a closed fist while on board a northbound 1 Train. The suspect then ran off, leaving the victim with critical head injuries.

And police are not investigating the attack that happened inside the subway station as a hate crime at this time. But a witness who posted about the assault on social media claims that he heard racial slurs being used. Officers now asking for help to identify the men wanted in both of these attacks.

Reporting live from Tribeca, Christina Fan, CBS2 News.

- Christina, thank you.