Brandon Elliot allegedly told the woman she “doesn’t belong here” as he kicked her to the ground.
The NYPD arrested Brandon Elliot in connection to the brutal assault of a 65-year-old Asian woman.
Brandon Elliot, a parolee out on supervised release, has been arrested & charged w/ this brutal assault.
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) March 31, 2021
The attack took place at noon on Monday. Elliot allegedly kicked the woman to the ground and shouted anti-Asian sentiments to her.
The victim has “a fractured pelvis and contusion to the head.”
From ABC 7 NY:
Investigators say Elliot is the man seen punching and kicking the victim in a video that has made national headlines.
Elliot was identified by residents as a local homeless person, and multiple Crimestoppers tips directed police to a hotel serving as a homeless shelter on West 40th Street.
Police spent the day yesterday watching the hotel and neighborhood and took Elliot into custody last night.
He was charged with assault and attempted assault as a hate crime and will be arraigned later today.
Elliot has a long police record. He was arrested in July 2002 for fatally stabbing his mother when he was 19 in the Bronx.
After serving 17 years in state prison, he was released on lifetime parole in November 2019.
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