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.