Nonetheless, I can't help but think that someone needs to be put on the first boat back to China.
Schenectady man assaults Army captain in Albany. Shocking moment man attacked uniformed U.S. Army captain at Wal-Mart because of his military service. A crazed man attacked a U.S. Army officer at a Wal-Mart store in Albany, New York, after verbally harassing the solider for his military service, video surveillance footage shows.
Albany police released the footage after charging 47-year-old Yiqiang Wu of Schenectady with assault as a hate crime for Thursday's fight at a checkout line.
The Army captain told police that a man behind him in line began to yell derogatory comments at him about the United States and his service to the nation.
'It started with the middle finger and the officer asked if it was for him or something of that nature and it escalated from there,' Officer Steve Smith, of the Albany Police Department, told News10.com.
Police said Wu then struck the captain several times in the face.
'It looks like he displayed a great deal of restraint which is consistent with the armed forces, law enforcement and public service,' Smith said. 'We are held at a higher standard and you have to commend him for being able to have that restraint.'
The Army captain was treated for his injuries at the scene.
The video shows the officer, dressed in camouflage fatigues, confronting the man before being attacked.
Wu is free on bail.
It couldn't be determined if he had a lawyer.