Daily Beast: The New York Police Department has arrested and charged a suspect in connection to the brutal Monday morning attack on a 65-year-old Asian American woman that sparked outrage in the city.
NBC New York identified him as 38-year-old Brandon Elliot, who was reportedly on lifetime parole after he was released from prison in 2019, 17 years after he was convicted of murdering his mother.
38-year-old Brandon Elliot arrested and charged with Attempted Assault as a Hate Crime & Assault as a Hate Crime. He was arrested 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 1/2 https://t.co/DjeDu4RpO4— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) March 31, 2021
A man was caught on surveillance video kicking the 65-year-old to the ground and then repeatedly stomping on her. While he was attacking the woman, he allegedly told her: “You don’t belong here.”
The attack happened late Monday morning outside an apartment building two blocks from Times Square. After putting up a reward for leads, police confirmed early Wednesday that a man was arrested and charged with felony assault as a hate crime.