A homeless man on parole was arrested after serving time to kill his mother Monday’s brutal attack on a 65-year-old Asian woman Located in Midtown Manhattan. According to police, 38-year-old Brandon Elliott was arrested at the hotel where he was staying, which is being used as a homeless shelter. It is near the attack site.
He was charged earlier on Wednesday with two charges: a felony assault as a hate crime, an attempted assault as a hate crime, an assault, and an attempted assault.
Police added to CBS News that Elliott was released from prison in 2019 and that many hints led to Elliott’s arrest.
Police offered a $ 2,500 bounty for information that could lead to arrest. There was no early word as to whether or to whom the money would be awarded.
This was one of two new malicious attacks on Asians in the city, which occurred amid a nationwide surge in hate crimes against Asians. Bystanders did nothing as the victims of two recent New York incidents were attacked.
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An attack arrested outside the apartment building occurred while a woman was walking to church just before noon. CBS New York Report..
According to police, in a surveillance video, a man kicked a woman to the ground and trampled several times before issuing an anti-Asian statement. Sources told CBS New York that they told the woman, “You don’t belong here,” before escaping.
According to police, the victim was hospitalized with serious injuries.
Thanks to the support of the citizens and excellent research work @NYPDHateCrimes On Monday, a 65-year-old Asian woman was arrested and charged with felony as a hate crime, hoping to be attacked at 360 West 43rd St. pic.twitter.com/ZQRVGZEAb2
— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) March 31, 2021
Police’s Asia Hate Climb Task Force tweeted the video, saying that “cold building guards not only couldn’t provide help, but also closed the victims’ doors.”
The Brodsky organization that manages the apartment building statement During the investigation of the case, the staff who witnessed the attack was suspended. We are also working to identify another bystander, a third-party delivery vendor, who witnessed the incident but failed to intervene.
The company said it accused “all forms of discrimination, racism, alien exclusion, and violence against the Asian-American community.”
The staff union issued a statement stating that staff “sought immediate help.” It also urged the public to “avoid rushing decisions while the facts are being determined.”
“We explicitly condemn all hatred of the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islands) communities,” the statement said.
Another attack occurred on Saturday at a Brooklyn station on a busy subway train to Manhattan. A video of an attack on a suspected Asian man has been shared by another TikTok passenger and has been watched millions of times.
Police are still looking for an unidentified attacker. The attacker hit the man several times and strangled him until he lost consciousness. The attacker then slammed the man’s head into the subway seat before leaving the train.
In this case, you will also be offered a $ 2,500 reward.
More information needed: Sat, 3/27/21, about. At 8 pm, a “J” train at Koskiasuzuko station, perpetrator ⬇️, attacked a male victim. Please call 1-800-577-8477. Up to 💲 2,500 rewards paid by crime stoppers when arresting and prosecuting the person responsible for the above crimes. pic.twitter.com/fLz6ThHgxy
— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) March 30, 2021
The NYPD is trying a new strategy, placing hidden Asian officers in the city, CBS New York said.
Biden administration Announcing new action on Tuesday Attempt to combat increased violence against the AAPI community. They include the resurrection of the White House initiative for Asian Americans and Pacific Islands, COVID-19 (new coronavirus infection) A fair task force and the Justice Department’s initiative to respond to anti-Asian violence.
Roughly according to the organization Stop AAPI Hate 3,800 hate crimes Opposition to Asian Americans was reported in the United States from March 2020 to April 2021. Survey Former President Trump’s use of the phrase “Chinese virus” to refer to COVID-19 has shown increased use of anti-Asia hashtags on Twitter.
Earlier this month, gunmen killed eight people, including six Asian women. A series of shooting At a spa in the Atlanta area. Dozens of people gathered in New York City on Monday night for candlelight vigil to honor the victims of the shooting.
Thousands of people attended on the weekend National protest To raise awareness of the decades of racial discrimination experienced by Asian Americans as the organizers demanded legislative action to combat this issue.
– Sophie Lewis contributed to the report.