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Khari Covington, A New York man has been charged with hate crimes over a series of attacks on women.
Since August, Brooklyn resident Khari Covington, has been accused of attacking nine different women — seven of whom were on the subway, according to the NYPD. The attacks occurred in the East Williamsburg neighborhood, close to the homeless shelter where he lives, police said.
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Khari Covington is 29-years-old.
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At least five women have been attacked inside the L train station on Morgan Avenue in East Williamsburg over the past seven weeks, according to police. The NYPD released a timeline of the violence on Monday, with the first attack coming on Nov. 17, when a woman said she was approached from behind and then punched in the face.
In the most recent violent incident at the station, a woman was walking down the subway stairs when she was pushed and struck in the face. And another woman told NBC New York that she too was attacked on Nov. 11 at the Morgan Avenue station.
“He was coming down behind me, and he must have — from the angle and from what I’ve gathered — kicked me in the side of the face and head from behind,” said Elizabeth Wakefield. “My immediate thought after it happened to me was, I really hope this doesn’t happen again to somebody else.”
Police did not confirm to NBC New York whether Wakefield’s attack was linked to the others. But she said that after talking with the other victims, “it sounds like similar descriptions of what he looked like and pretty much the exact same style of attack, and the same exact subway stop.”
Police believe Covington was also the suspect behind an attack at a smoke shop just a block away the subway station. In that most recent assault, which was caught on camera, a man can be seen throwing a woman who was working there alone to the ground, then punching her repeatedly.
Erik Pye owns the shop, and said the employee fought back against her attacker, who left her with scratches all over her back and bruises on her face.
Attorney information for Covington was not immediately available.
In each of the attacks, a woman in her 20s or 30s was punched in the head, police said.
One of the victims, 26-year-old Manal Guennad, told WABC that she was at the Morgan Street subway station on Saturday around 9 p.m. when Covington pushed her against the wall and began hitting her over the head.
Guennad said she had heard of a man who was attacking women at the station and realized it was Covington as he made his way toward her.
“My first thought was, ‘Oh my God, it’s him,’” she said.
29-year-old Khari Covington. Arrested for punching women at Brooklyn subway station. Charged with 7 counts of assault as hate crime. 2 counts attempted robbery as hate crime outside subway. Sources say was targeting light-skinned women. Lives at nearby homeless shelter. pic.twitter.com/PgdpQvQipu
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Guennad said police officers at the station heard her cries for help but Covington had fled by the time they got to her.
Another victim, Bianca Fortis, told WABC that she hopes Covington “gets whatever help that he needs.” She suffered from bruises, swelling and cuts to her face from the attack, she said.
Covington is also suspected of being responsible for an attack this week on a 27-year-old woman, who was punched and choked at the Sunflower Glass Company Smoke Shop in Bushwick, WABC reported.
Covington was arrested Tuesday has been charged with eight counts of assault as a hate crime and one count of attempted robbery as a hate crime, an NYPD spokesman told ABC News.
He has previously been charged with robbery in 2013 and 2015.
It was unclear if Covington has a lawyer.