Andrew Yang stops by the scene of brutal attack on a 65-year-old Asian woman in Times Square, residents voice their concerns and opinion about the doorman who chose to close the door on the woman who was getting repeatedly kicked and stomped on.
Police is looking for a male in connection to hate crime assault.
At approximately 11 40am on March 29th, in front of 360 West 43 Street, the 65-year-old female victim was approached by an a male who punched and kicked the victim about the body, causing her to fall to the ground, and made anti-Asian statements toward her. He was heard saying “F**k you, you don’t belong here”. After seeing the woman getting repeatedly hit and kicked on the ground, the security guard of the building is seen closing the front door. The staff who witnessed the attack have been suspended, pending investigation in conjunction with their union , said the Brodsky Organization.
The individual then proceeded to kick the victim multiple times in the head before fleeing the location. The victim sustained a serious physical injury and was removed by EMS to NYU Langone Hospital in stable condition.
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating.
38-year-old Brandon Elliot arrested and charged with Attempted Assault as a Hate Crime & Assault as a Hate Crime, said NYPD.
CeFaan Kim, Abc7 New York reporter tweeted that the – suspect was arrested in July of 2002 for fatally stabbing his mother, he was 19 at the time. After serving 17 years in state prison, he was released on lifetime parole. CeFaan added that the suspect Elliot was identified by residents as a local homeless person, 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.
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