Police believe the attack was not racially motivated
A homeless man has been arrested for attacking an Asian woman in Philadelphia.
30-year-old Alex White walked up to the 27-year-old victim, struck her in the face, and walked away. No words were exchanged.
The incident occurred near Filbert Street in Centre City at 2pm on Sunday.
“I think it’s absolutely horrible,” Germantown resident Kathleen Dunn. “It’s not right.”
White was arrested and charged with simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.
“It’s very, very disturbing,” Southwest Philadelphia resident Alonda Davis said. “And it’s scary.”
Police believe the attack was not racially motivated as the suspect did not say anything before hitting the woman.
Councilmember Mark Squilla represents the city’s first district, deplored the attack.
“It’s just sad that we’ve been to several anti-Asian hate rallies,” Squilla said. “It seems like these two individuals, women, walking down the street just doing nothing but going to a destination and for whatever reason this person decides to walk up and then crack them right in …