Teens Behind Anti-Asian Attack in New York Arrested
Daniel Wu (吳彥祖) and MC Jin’s (歐陽靖) $30,000 reward fund worked.
In July, two individuals in Brooklyn, New York City attacked an elderly Chinese woman and set her back on fire. Fortunately, the Cantonese-speaking victim—now 90 years old—was able to put out the flames quickly and did not suffer any burns.
The attack made international headlines, spurring outrage in the community and the greater Asian diaspora. Celebrities Daniel Wu and MC Jin jointly offered $30,000 for information leading to the perpetuators’ arrest. This week, New York officials confirmed that they have arrested two 13-year-old boys allegedly behind the attack. As they are both underaged, their names were not revealed to the media. Both were charged with third degree assault.
Daniel shared the news of the boys’ arrest on his Instagram. He wrote, “Not sure I agree with that charge as lighting someone on fire seems pretty intentional to me. Although the two have been caught there are still anti Asian hate crimes that are going to be ignored.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.