A man who allegedly harassed and assaulted a woman in New York City this week was released Friday without bail and under supervision hours after his arrest, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office.
“Patrick Mateo, 47, was arrested Thursday morning at 8:10 a.m. ET in Queens after a video of him allegedly pushing a 53-year-old Asian woman on Tuesday went viral,” Fox Wilmington reported.
Reporter CeFaan Kim shared video footage Wednesday of the incident showing the suspect throwing a box at the woman.
He then moved toward her and appeared to shove her backward onto the ground:
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 52-year-old Asian woman violently shoved yesterday in Flushing, Queens. Witness says assailant threw box of spoons at her, yelling slurs before he shoved her. She blacked out, needed stitches on her forehead. Tonight at 11p #StopAsianHateCrimes #ProtectOurElders pic.twitter.com/39FGzlKT7I
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) February 18, 2021
“A 52-year-old female victim