New York cops apprehend man suspected of attacking Asian woman

by Jordyn Pair · Mar 31st, 2021 10:16 am

Last Updated Apr 1st, 2021 at 3:24 pm

The New York Police Department has apprehended a man suspected to be involved in the attack on an Asian woman in Midtown Manhattan earlier this week.

The man, 38-year-old Brandon Elliot, was arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime and attempted assault as a hate crime. Elliot reportedly lives in a homeless shelter near where the attack occurred.

Elliot is accused of assaulting a 65-year-old Asian woman, kicking her in the stomach and head while shouting anti-Asian sentiments.

Elliot will stay in police custody until his arraignment.

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