A black man has been arrested in New York for various random crimes against white people in Manhattan.
More from ABC-7:
Police said 33-year-old Todd Lyons, of Manhattan, was arrested Friday and charged with hate crime assault and assault.
All four attacks happened on the streets of Manhattan, three in a three-hour span on the same day. In at least one attack, the man allegedly made anti-white statements.
Police believe the man has attacked at least four people since August 9. The first reported victim was a 56-year-old man who was pushed from behind while walking along Fifth Avenue near 14th Street. The victim fell, and the attacker fled.
Five days later, a 64-year-old woman walking on Greenwich Avenue near 8th Avenue when she was struck in her neck and shoulder with a wooden stick.
About an hour later in front of 2 Wooster Street, police say a 20-year-old woman was walking when the suspect threw a brick and struck her in the back of the head before fleeing.
Roughly 90 minutes later, in front of 181 8th Avenue, a 58-year-old man was walking at the location when the suspect struck him in the face and made anti-white statements.
Thank goodness they caught him. I could definitely see these kinds of racist attack escalate into something much worse.
It is incredible to me that some people on the far left say that definitionally, there cannot be racist attacks on white people because they are the empowered class. Just ridiculous. Any attack that is made against victims purely based on their race or ethnicity is racist and bigoted, no matter who the victims are.