New York’s Sean Jeremy Holdip was black: Michael Poffenbarger

Sean Jeremy Holdip, 41, of Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States has appeared in court after attacking Michael Poffenbarger and Noriko Nasu. No photos and mug shots of the attacker are available at the moment.

Poffenbarger is a registered nurse and is white. He is the boyfriend of Nasu, a Japanese-American woman who teaches Japanese at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, King County, Washington, USA.

At around 9:30 p.m. on February 25, 2021, Holdip approached Poffenbarger and Nasu while the couple was walking near 7th and King Streets in the Chinatown-International District in Seattle, King County. Holdip allegedly struck Nasu in the face and Poffenbarger in the head using a rock inside a sock as a nunchuck.

Authorities have yet to find evidence to indicate the attack was a hate crime. But Poffenbarger and Nasu believe it was racially motivated.

“The guy that hit us was black,” Komo News quoted Poffenbarger as saying of Holdip. “She’s Japanese and I’m white.”


A week after the attack, Holdip was arrested. On March 5, 2021, he made his  initial court appearance before a King County Superior Court Judge.

The judge prohibited members of the press from taking photos of Holdip’s face. He is charged with two counts of second-degree assault.


A former emergency medical technician, Holdip lived in Daly City, San Mateo County, California, USA and College Park, Georgia, USA before moving to New York. Why he was in Seattle on the day Poffenbarger and Nasu were attacked has yet to be revealed.

Holdip worked as an EMT at the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY). He was fired in September 2014.

On March 10, 2011, Holdip allegedly pulled a 3- to 4-inch blade in front of Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn and made threats against two paramedics. During a hearing in 2014, he told Judge John Spooner that he pulled the knife to “clean his nails,” according to the New York Post.

5 replies »

  1. Wow …… Telling the truth in reporting….that won’t go over well with mainstream media. Working in the the New York City Transit System in the mid 80’s to 90’s the most outwardly racist group was always the Black youth. They had zero respect for themselves or their elders while Asians, Whites and Hispanics were their primary targets. Canal Street Station in the subway was a hot spot in NYC Chinatown for crimes against the Asian community.


  2. black youth wonder why “ey body lookin at us.” now you know why.
    Blacks, whites, asians, spanish etc are all racist in their own ways – that’s not gonna change. Racism comes from wicked hearts, not skin color.


    • There are Asians that are racist as well. Here in NYC we have Flushing, Queens, which is an Asian neighborhood, and when you buy something you can feel the disdain from some, and the rudeness, one Korean lady did not let me inside her jewelry store, she refused to open the door on me.


  3. You idiots at the Seatte Times posture calling it a “white nationalist hate crime” dont even have the minerals to show this dudes mugshot. YOUR FULL OF CRAP LIBERALS


  4. Yes, Governor Inslee says it is due to President Trump calling the China Virus after China.

    I didn’t know President Trump had so much influence in young black Americans.


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