A man stabbed two Asian American women in broad daylight in the western US state of California. The victims were taken to the hospital. The man was arrested.
In San Francisco’s Mid-Market area, an unidentified man attacked two women of Asian descent with a knife.
Witnesses told KPIX-TV that one woman appeared to be elderly and the other appeared to be in her 30s. They told the station that a man clutching a knife was walking down Market Street when he approached a bus stop, stabbed the women, and then walked away.
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A 54-year-old San Francisco man was arrested on suspicion of committing the attack several hours later, police told the station.
Police didn’t immediately indicate whether the women were specifically targeted or whether the attack might be a hate crime.
Asian Americans have been the target of several unprovoked attacks in the San Francisco Bay Area in recent months.
Prosecutors have filed assault and hate crime charges against a man accused of an attack last week in which he allegedly yelled racial slurs before knocking down Carl Chan, president of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce.