NYC man charged with anti-Asian hate crimes arrested on bail

A homeless man who allegedly hit several Asian women Sunday in Manhattan was ordered to be held on bail Friday, officials said.

Steven Zajonc, 28, is accused of “violently” assaulting his victims over a two-hour period, beginning near Madison Avenue and East 30th Street, where he beat a 57-year-old woman.

He is said to have continued and attacked six other women in the area, police officers said.

“These are strong cases where the witnesses or eyewitnesses gave similar descriptions of the perpetrator as having blonde hair, wearing a blue t-shirt, dark pants and dark sneakers and carrying a backpack,” Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Neil said Greenwell, in court Friday afternoon.

Greenwell argued that Zajonc, with its connections to Florida, Kansas and Hawaii, posed “a significant flight risk” and asked for $50,000 in bail.

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Steven Zajonc is being held on $25,000 bail.
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Steven Zajonc
Steven Zajonc is said to have targeted several Asian women in Manhattan.
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Judge Soma Syed set bail at $25,000, noting it was “the least restrictive remedy.”

Zajonc was picked up Wednesday at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, a branch of the New York Public Library. NYC man charged with anti-Asian hate crimes arrested on bail


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