The New York Police Department told Fox News Wednesday that the man wanted in a brutal beating of an Asian woman in Midtown Manhattan earlier this week has been arrested and charged.
The suspect has been identified as 38-year-old Brandon Elliot. He was arrested at about 2 a.m. and subsequently charged with assault as a hate crime and attempted assault as a hate crime.
The New York Post, which first reported on the arrest, said Elliot lives in a homeless shelter near where the attack occurred.
The beating was brutal and was caught on surveillance video from inside a lobby in Midtown.
The Post, citing police, reported that the suspect yelled anti-Asian statements while he beat the woman. Sources told the paper that the assailant yelled, “F—k you, you don’t belong here.”
The video appears to show the 65-year-old woman getting kicked in the stomach, which causes her to fall.