The surveillance was declared as a rally against violent crimes against Asian Americans in New York, although the case is not considered by New York police to be a crime of bias.
It comes after police tell the man chased the woman to her apartment and stabbed her inside.
Video from surveillance cameras before the attack is staggering.
It shows 35-year-old victim Christina Young Lee entering her building, a suspect catching the door just before it closed and entering right behind it.
She was followed by six floors of stairs and then to her apartment.
A quarrel ensued, and Yuna Lee was stabbed.
Neighbors called 911 when they heard screams.
And when the police arrived, the suspect tried to get down the fire escape.
He returned to the apartment and was barricaded for 90 minutes before police entered, but by the time Yong Lee’s first responders arrived, she had died.
The people living in the building are stunned.
“When I read that he was trying to escape from the fire escape, my heart pounded, because to get here, you need to walk past my window,” – told eyewitnesses one of the residents.
“This is the most horrific scenario you can imagine,” said building owner Brian Chin. “She didn’t do anything wrong – she came in and he followed her. I’m angry, I’m devastated for this woman and her family, devastated, heartbroken for everyone in the building.”
The suspect, 25-year-old Asamad Nash, was taken to Bellevue Hospital and examined before being transported back to the 5th precinct, where he is expected to be charged later today.
Nash is considered homeless.
He has been arrested at least seven times since 2015. Six of them have taken place since May last year.
Nash’s record also has two escape attempts.
During his last arrest, on January 6, 2022, he was charged with damaging 27 MetroCard vehicles to Herald Square, Penn Station and Second Avenue in a rampage on December 8th.
Nash was due to return to court on March 3 to be charged in the incidents.
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