- Suspect of assaulting Asian in New York was arrested
- The man kicked and stomped her in front of guards
- They did nothing to defend her
Man kicks and tramples Asian in front of guards who do nothing to defend her. According to New York City Police Department, the suspect in a brutal assault on an Asian-American woman has been arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime.
This arrest, posted on the department’s hate crimes Twitter account early Wednesday morning, came after the man was videotaped kicking and trampling a woman near Times Square on Monday.
In another statement, police identified the suspect as Brandon Elliot, a 38-year-old man from New York City, and said he faces attempted battery charges as crime hate crime, assault as a hate crime, and attempted battery.
The 65-year-old woman whose name has not been released was walking through downtown Manhattan a few blocks from Times Square Monday afternoon when a man approached and kicked her in the stomach, knocking her down, police said.
Man stepped on the Asian woman’s face several times
Afterwards, the man stepped on the Asian’s face several times while uttering racist insults and then quietly walking away from the scene, authorities added. The woman was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday after being treated for serious injuries, a hospital spokesman explained.
Surveillance video released by police showed two people who appeared to be security guards in a nearby building waiting without intervening. The two are suspended while the incident is investigated. His union said that, according to his information, they asked for help immediately.
Hate crimes on the rise
The attack came amid a nationwide surge in racist crimes against Asians and just weeks after an Atlanta shooting that killed eight people, six of them Asian women. The NYPD say there have been 33 hate crimes against Asian victims so far this year, news outlets reported. The city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, said the video of the attack is “absolutely disgusting and heinous” and added that it is “absolutely unacceptable” that the witnesses did not intervene.
“No matter who you are, no matter what you do, they have to help another New Yorker. If you see someone being attacked, do what you can. Make noise. Shout out what’s going on. Try to help. Call the police immediately. We cannot sit idly by and watch a cruel act happen, “said De Blasio on Tuesday in his meeting with the press (TO WATCH THE VIDEO CLICK HERE).
Man who assaulted Asian was on probation for killing her mother
A man who was arrested for assaulting an Asian in front of guards who did nothing was on probation for killing his mother in 2002, authorities reported this day. According to information from the New York Post, Brandon Elliot, 38, lives in a nearby hotel that serves as a shelter for the homeless.
This man was caught on video mercilessly beating and kicking the victim, a 65-year-old Asian woman, in front of an apartment building at 360 West 43rd Street around 11:40 a.m. Monday, yelling “Fk, you don’t belong here ”.
Brandon Elliot stabbed his mother in the chest
Brandon Elliot, the man who was arrested for assaulting an Asian woman, was charged with the murder of his mother, Bridget Johnsson, in April 2002, who was stabbed three times in the chest with a kitchen knife at her home on East 224th Street in the Bronx. His 5-year-old sister saw everything. His 42-year-old mother died two days later.
According to state corrections records, Brandon was convicted of murder and sentenced to between 15 years and life in prison and was released on probation in November 2019. The Bronx District Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to an email. email requesting more details about the murder case.
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