NYPD arrests Brooklyn man after stabbing in Chinatown

Police said the 36-year-old Asian American victim was walking alone when Salman Muflihi allegedly stabbed him in the back with an 8-inch knife.
1:40 | 02/27/21

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In the meantime we have been reporting on the growing number of attacks on Asian Americans across the country. Here in New York a brutal Atta. The suspect allegedly stabbing the victim from behind. That suspect now charged with a hate crime. Here's erielle reshef tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the NYPD arresting this 23-year-old Brooklyn man after this brutal knife attack Thursday night in New York City's chinatown. Police say the 36-year-old victim, seen here in security camera video, was walking alone when Salman muflihi allegedly stabs him in the back with this 8-I remember knife. Authorities say muflihi then ran to a security guard and confessed to the stabbing, yelling, I just stabbed someone. Where are the police at? Police say he later told defense he carried out the attack against the victim because he didn't like the way he looked at him. The victim was taken to the hospital but is expected to survive. Muflihi has been charged with second degree attempted murder as a hate crime. It's the latest in a string of disturbing and violent incidents targeting the Asian community in New York City and across the nation. Late today the NYPD releasing this surveillance video of an attack on Tuesday, asking for help in identifying this suspect seen here approaching in Asian woman, dragging her to the ground and punching her before running off with her purse. David, records say that he has at least three prior assists. One for punching a Asian man in the back of the head in Brooklyn in January. He is set to be arraigned sometime tonight in this case. When we come back, the massive inferno outside of

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